India, Oct. 4 -- Key Highlights

1. The conference is dedicated to the Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of the Mahatma.

2. The focus is on Rural Development and Social Transformation in South Asia.

3. More than 120 scholars have submitted papers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and the United States.

Key Quotes

1. South Asian experience in development has lessons for societies beyond the region.

2. Gandhiji is a perfect example of ordinary transforming into extraordinary

3 Social Transformation is meaningful only when the quality of life of the marginalized improves.

4. Gandhian ideas of Swaraj, Swadeshi, Satyagraha, and Sarvodaya are relevant today.

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