Posts Tagged "Education"

We must be the change we wish to see in the world!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

We must be the change we wish to see in the world!

Dear Friends, With the increase in violence and economic disparities all over the world I am sure you are, like everyone else, concerned about the future. This is why more than ever Gandhi’s prophetic words: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world” become meaningful. But how do we change and what can we do to make this world a better place for future generations?  It is always little acts of kindness that make a big difference. The world will not change until we change nor will there be peace in the world until we know what peace means and how can we become peaceful ourselves. As part of my grandfather’s philosophy of nonviolence he...

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Day One in Durban South Africa

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Day One in Durban South Africa

May 31, 2014 Opening day of the first Satyagraha Tour of South Africa, we paid a visit to the Durban Institute of Technology, a school attended by Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. Ela Gandhi formerly served as Chancellor of this University and responsible for organizing the event. The occasion was an annual speech and essay contest for seventh graders throughout the Durban region.  The students were offered the opportunity to present essays and/or speeches either in Zulu or English.    We arrived a bit late, the competition was already in progress.  Satish (the son of Arun and Ela’s oldest sister Sita Gandhi) handled the media coverage,...

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Day 05 (5th December) : Rajkot Gandhi’s Childhood

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

Day 05 (5th December) : Rajkot Gandhi’s Childhood

This day we will begin with breakfast and a special visit to Kaba Gandhi no Delo, the home Gandhi grew up in. A signature 1880s construction, it now houses a museum called Gandhi Smriti. This house obviously is one of the several important landmarks when tracing back the Mahatma’s life. It is here that he spent married life, went to school, and made friends. Young girls are now taught embroidery on the Gandhi Smriti premises. After exploring the place, we will head to Rashtriya Shala. Rashtriya Shala: While boycotting Government Institutions as a part of the Non- Cooperation Movement, Gandhi asked the people to pull out of British-run schools too. He introduced Gujarat...

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Day 08 (8th December): Gujarat Vidyapeeth

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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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January 01: Kolhapur / Lonavala

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

January 01: Kolhapur / Lonavala

We will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel and after breakfast, the group will drive to Lonavala. We will not stop at the Aga Khan Palace along the way this year (2018) as it is closed on Monday.  We will engage in considerations and debrief about the history, the tour, our visits while on the bus further bonding as a group.   We will visit the Aga Khan Palace in Pune which is a national monument of India’s freedom movement. Following the launch of Quit India movement in 1942, Gandhi, his wife Kasturba, and his secretary Mahadev Desai were imprisoned at the Palace from August 9, 1942 to May 6, 1944.   Mahadev and Kasturba passed away while in captivity at...

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