"Gandhi, King, Ikeda" Exhibition in Sarawak

Sep 9, 2009 ◄ Back to list

From September 9 to 11, 2009, the "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: Building a Legacy of Peace" exhibition was held at INTI College, Kuching, Sarawak. The exhibition, co-sponsored by INTI College and SGM Sarawak was opened by the Mayor of Kuching City South, James Chan Khay Syn who was represented by his deputy, Abang Affandi Abang Anuar.

The exhibition which features three men – Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda, from three different cultures and continents, who have followed a common path of profound dedication and achievement in improving the lives of all people. They have each, in their respective lifetimes, fought for non-violence, human rights and world peace. The exhibition was created with the hope that by examining the lives of these great figures, viewers will find these lofty ideals and principles within the grasp of their own daily existence.

During her welcoming speech, Chairman of the Board of Governors of INTI College, Datin Sri Liliah Mohd Salleh said Inti College decided to bring the exhibition to the college after witnessing the good response from the public during the previous exhibition organised by SGM at The Spring Shopping Mall, Kuching. The exhibition was organised with the hope of enhancing people’s awareness about the importance of peace. As INTI has a good mix of international students, the exhibition will also reach out to students from different cultures and nationalities.

During the opening ceremony, INTI students presented a slideshow, sketch and song. This was followed by a tour of the exhibition by the guest of honour, INTI and SGM representatives and other guests.

In conjunction with the exhibition, students and teachers from six schools were also invited to visit the exhibition. A total of 1,547 people viewed the exhibition.

The exhibition was originally commissioned in 1999 by Dr Lawrence E. Carter Sr, Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr International Chapel at the Morehouse College in Atlanta, USA. Since then, the exhibition has been held in more than 21 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and USA.