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Gandhi Jayanthi...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 2 October 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

It is Gandhi Jayanthi ( birthday anniversary ) today and a National Holiday in India. He is fondly referred to as " Bapu" by all.

At the four corners of this collage are the
- Lion capitol - National Emblem
- Tricolour - National Flag
- Indian Rupees - National Currency with Gandhi images embossed
- Spinning Wheel - Bapu's favorite wheel signifying "Khadi" the homespun cloth he, so vehemently ,stood for.

He practised and preached "AHIMSA" - NON-VIOLENCE, which is so relevant today.
He is indeed, the Father of our Nation, who got us our Independence.

In this collage, I have tried to convey our heartfelt tribute to our Bapu - an immortal legend.

His favorite Bhajan ( devotional song) was Raghupathi Raghave Rajaram - This link is a "must-see" 3 minute video clip in You tube, with brief animation of Bapu and his favorite Bhajan in the background.

Ginnie from Netherlands

He became a man for all seasons...for all of us, Sunder. I celebrate with you today because he was a great man for me, too, standing for justice in a non-violent way. Have you ever heard of Soulforce, based on the non-violent principles of Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr?

2 Oct 2010 5:55am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Truly father of the nation. Salute to him.

2 Oct 2010 6:13am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

Superb work ...

2 Oct 2010 6:21am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great job....

2 Oct 2010 6:48am

Manola from Bassens, France

And what a legend!!! What a man!!!
A great tribute with this collage(sticking) thank you for making us rappeller this date.;;-)

2 Oct 2010 6:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, absolute, unreserved respect for a man with vision, integrity, humility. A true leader of men, a true world changer. How nice that you've put together this fitting tribite to this amazing man, as Chetan said "Truly the father of (your) nation.

2 Oct 2010 7:10am

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Beautiful collage effect, turns this into a work of art.

2 Oct 2010 7:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

This brilliant collage, superb work. Good day.

2 Oct 2010 7:16am

Cruz from exurbia, United States


2 Oct 2010 7:49am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Happy National Day Sunder :) I love your collage, it's a wonderful tribute to your beautiful country ! Have a nice weekend :)

2 Oct 2010 7:54am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

wonderful tribute, Sunder!

2 Oct 2010 8:04am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A tribute to one who spoke of nonviolence around the world too!...Have a happy National day!

2 Oct 2010 8:33am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

That looks great! - happy birthday Bapu!!!
He was one of the biggest men on earth, you did a beautiful hommage. Cheers, and have a nice weekend!

2 Oct 2010 8:38am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un personnage immense ety incontournable !!
un collage interessant !
happy birthday !

2 Oct 2010 9:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great work on the montage – a lovely and thoughtful tribute to a great man.

2 Oct 2010 10:04am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful collage to honour the memory of this great human being! Well done Sunder! ;-)

2 Oct 2010 12:23pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Happy Birthday to Gandhi! I'm sure that you proud to be born in India....

Great shot!

2 Oct 2010 12:38pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Great collage !
Gandhi est l'image de l'Inde pour moi ! Un grand homme !

2 Oct 2010 12:40pm

tataray from france, France

Une superbe compo !... ))
Belle journée.

2 Oct 2010 12:48pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli montage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

2 Oct 2010 1:43pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Nice collage to honour a very impressive man!

2 Oct 2010 1:45pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un collage hautement symbolique!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

2 Oct 2010 2:22pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Have a great day for a hero!

2 Oct 2010 2:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb. Well done.

2 Oct 2010 3:36pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

happy birthday to this great man

2 Oct 2010 3:43pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent collage to mark this great day.. a great man who made a difference in this world.

2 Oct 2010 3:46pm

Hediyeh from Tehran, Iran

Great man...

2 Oct 2010 4:06pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

fantastic work Sunder. Thanks for sharing information about this true legend to everyone across the globe.

2 Oct 2010 4:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A very successful collage and excellent memorial to this special person. Very well done.

2 Oct 2010 4:22pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

très beau collage ! peace !

2 Oct 2010 4:42pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

A great man of admirable personality

2 Oct 2010 4:49pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful montage and collage, Gandhi Jayanthi a man with vision, well done Sunder

2 Oct 2010 4:56pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

One leader for the peace...

2 Oct 2010 5:08pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I could not help being moved in the face of Gandhi or Bapu as you say you! The humanity owes a great man. I join wholeheartedly to your celebration friend! Thank you for your words and information about music! A hug Adela

2 Oct 2010 5:10pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Palabras mayores , como se dice por mi tierra..........bonita

2 Oct 2010 5:14pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A fitting tribute to an amazing man. Well done.

2 Oct 2010 6:35pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Special one! bravooo. : )))

2 Oct 2010 6:53pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great collage. Well done. Very interesting.

2 Oct 2010 8:48pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

what a nice memorial! neat collage and very creative!!

2 Oct 2010 9:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So well presented a wonderful collage n his honor, he was such an amazing person revered the world over, When I was in Uganda and visited the Mouth of the Nile (and I know there is much dispute of the actual mouth or source of the Nile) I saw a memorial for him and got a shot of it

2 Oct 2010 10:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good job

2 Oct 2010 10:34pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A fine reminder..

2 Oct 2010 10:40pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

A wonderfu lcollage, great job.

2 Oct 2010 10:42pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Marvelous! The collage is a fantastic tribute! Great!

2 Oct 2010 10:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful collage and tribute.

2 Oct 2010 11:32pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Stunning idea!!!

2 Oct 2010 11:32pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a unique tribute to the great man! My salute!

3 Oct 2010 3:43am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A great image! You are such a good storyteller through your words and photos

3 Oct 2010 6:59am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You've done a beautiful collage here that tells such astory!

3 Oct 2010 7:54am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A great, interesting and nice collage !

3 Oct 2010 9:13am

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Nicely created image . Great tribute !

3 Oct 2010 1:19pm

karthik from chennai, India

Good collage image of our father of our nation on his 141th birth anniversary .

3 Oct 2010 4:24pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice collage - well done.

3 Oct 2010 5:33pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastico homenaje, excelente presentación!

4 Oct 2010 12:50am

Sambandan from Chennai, India

Fitting tribute to Gandhiji, Father of our Nation ! Excellent presentation Sunder !!!
Proud of you ... Dad

5 Oct 2010 9:51am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

such a wonderful tribute to a well deserved great excellently presented Sunder. Bravo!

6 Oct 2010 9:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful shot and wonderful documentation. It's a joy to learn along as you share so much. I love it!

7 Oct 2010 3:51am