One of Australia's most admired and respected public figures, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, will deliver the 2013 Gandhi Oration at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

A tireless advocate for equal opportunity and human rights, Michael Kirby will address the topic What would Gandhi do today? A meditation on the contemporary challenges of human rights.

The Gandhi Oration commemorates India’s Martyrs’ Day, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on 30 January 1948.

The Oration will be preceded by a remembrance ceremony at the Gandhi bust on the UNSW Library Lawn. Guests are encouraged to attend both the ceremony and oration.

Among those attending: the Consul General of India to Australia Mr Arun Goel, UNSW Chancellor Mr David Gonski, UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Frederick Hilmer, and Mr Neville Roach, Patron of the Australia India Institute at UNSW.

What:  Remembrance Ceremony and Gandhi Oration.

When: Wednesday 30 January, 2013. Arrive 5:15pm for 5:30pm Remembrance Ceremony start. Oration begins at 6.15 with light refreshments served at 5.45.

Where: UNSW Library Lawn (ceremony); Sir John Clancy Auditorium (oration).

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. However, RSVPs are essential.

Click here to RSVP by Monday 28 January 2013


Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media Office, 02 9385 1583