The year 2020 has been a life-time experience for the world. But amidst all the uncertainties, bewilderment and isolation, we are seeking motivation and hope to look beyond the pandemic. As we are journeying through this challenge, we draw our inspiration from those who carried on relentless struggle in different spheres of life. One such personality was Mahatma Gandhi. He was not only the tallest leader of the Indian freedom movement but has been the role model for many world leaders, in matters of fundamental rights, nationalism and beyond. In this pandemic situation, the commemoration of the year-long 150th birth anniversary celebration of the Mahatma becomes all the more significant. On this occasion, IIT Kharagpur is organizing an international e-symposia on ‘Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy’. The month-long event will feature talks by experts from across the world.