Posts Tagged "Ahmedabad"

Gandhi Tour in Progress Cited by Times of India

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi Tour in Progress Cited by Times of India

Times of India caught up with the Gandhi Tour legacy travelers as they toured parts of Gujarat, visiting institutions that were set up by the Mahatma or were inspired by his philosophy, during the annual pilgrimage. AHMEDABAD JAN 5, 2015: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi, 80, and his son Tushar, 54, visited Sabarmati Ashram on Sunday. The two were leading the annual Gandhi Tour that Arun and his group of select students from University of Rochester’s MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, have been undertaking for the past 16 years. Arun is the son of Manilal Gandhi, Mahatma’s second son. Speaking to Times of India about the Gandhi Tour visit to...

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Gujarat Birthplace of Gandhi

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Gujarat Birthplace of Gandhi

Birthplace of Gandhi and home to to the Mahatma for much of his formative years, Gujarat is also the location of the famous Salt March protest that changed both India and the world.  In this short video we visit the fascinating old city, Gandhi’s ashram and the calico museum. [Editor’s note: Special thanks to Mahatma Gandhi great-great granddaughter Kasturi Gandhi for recommending this article and locating the video] Gujarat birthplace of Gandhi is the home for the India independence movement as well. The old city of Ahmedabad still retains in its old city a fascinating architectural charm. A visit to Gujarat’s largest city Ahmadabad is an opportunity...

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Day 08 (8th December): Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

Day 08 (8th December): Gujarat Vidyapeeth

We start the day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we visit the Gujarat Vidyapeeth, tour the campus and then engage in student interaction. Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by MK Gandhi October 18, 1920.  The Institute provides a higher education with a blend of courses teaching nursery to doctorate classes. The main objective is to develop workers of character, skill, culture and dedication for the conduct of all movements connected with the regeneration of country in accordance with the ideals taught and lived by MK Gandhi. The guiding principles are: Adherence to truth and non-violence Participation in productive work with a sense of dignity of...

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Day 09 (9th December): Ahmedabad / Surat / Bardoli

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Day 09 (9th December): Ahmedabad / Surat / Bardoli

Early morning, before breakfast, you will have the option of exploring the enchanting old city of Ahmedabad.  See how the women compensate who are in the city where they might not have access to a river or lake to wash their clothes.  Visit a Muslim Mosque in session, a Jain Temple in morning session, cows sitting relaxing outside the Jain Temples.  Walk among the camels, elephants, bicycles and motorcycles as we walk from temple, to mosque to temple.    Visit the Kavi Dalpatram Memorial – Kavi Dalpatram was born into a Brahmin family which was rich in Vedic knowledge and culture. He had powerful analytical and intellectual skills enabled him to continuously...

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January 06: SEWA

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Legacy Tour 2017-18 | 0 comments

January 06: SEWA

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.  After breakfast, we will spend a full day with the women of SEWA, (Self-Employed Women’s Association of India) located in Ahmedabad, India. SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labor or small businesses. They do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organized sector. They are the unprotected labor force of our country. Constituting 93% of the labor force, these are workers of the unorganized sector. Of the female labor force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganized...

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