Posts Tagged "Mandela"

First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa
Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

(PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA May 25, 2014: The inaugural Satyagraha Tour of South Africa enjoys organic synchronicity of critical historical dates of both Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Highlights include following the path of Gandhi’s travels, initially arriving in Durban, and ultimately departing from Cape Town for his return to India to begin the next phase of his legacy: Gandhi first arrived in South Africa as a fledgling lawyer in May 1893. Our arrival to Gandhi’s first ashram, the Phoenix Settlement, occurs on the 97th anniversary of Gandhi’s family move there. We will board the sleeper train on the 121st anniversary of Gandhi’s removal...

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Farewell, Madiba!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Farewell, Madiba!

Arun’s Farewell, Madiba blog was originally posted to his website: Farewell, Madiba Farewell, Madiba! By Arun Gandhi As the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, affectionately known as Madiba, it is important that we don’t get too embroiled  in sentiments and, in our grief, make the mistake of consecrating his message with his physical body.  Like the thousands whom we revere as great people, Madiba was not great by birth, but became great through commitment and dedication to moral values.  All of us are endowed with the same measure of commitment and dedication but we tend to use it more for material aggrandizement rather than...

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Satyagraha Tour of SA 2014 led by Arun Gandhi

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Satyagraha Tour of SA 2014 led by Arun Gandhi

 Gandhi’s Influence on Nelson Mandela   Evident for New Satyagraha Tour of South Africa December 03, 2013 Travel News (PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA December 3, 2013: Falling on the heels of last week’s epic biopic release, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and commemorating 100 years ago last month when both Gandhi and his wife Kasturba led thousands of protesters into the Transvaal region of South Africa to protest a ban on Muslim and Hindu marriages, Kasturba Gandhi’s first march of nonviolent civil disobedience; Dr. Arun Gandhi, fifth grandson of Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi announced today that Gandhi Legacy Tours has set itinerary dates for its 2014...

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
… a legacy of hope for the children of Africa

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital … a legacy of hope for the children of Africa

Today marks the 95th birthday of South Africa president Nelson Mandela.  Among his many achievements, Mandela showed the world the power of forgiveness and compassion, taking Mohandas K. Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence up another notch.  His desire to make this world a better and more peaceful place for future generations must inspire all of us to do whatever we can to make this dream a reality.   On his 95th birthday today let us pledge to ensure that 450 million children of Africa can be ensured healthcare when they need it.  Africa needs a caring, compassionate world.  Can we step up to the challenge? I have been honored by an invitation from former South...

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Day 9: June 8: Retracing Apartheid History

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Satyagraha Tour South Africa 2018 | 0 comments

Day 9: June 8: Retracing Apartheid History

Today we will visit the Apartheid Museum and Soweto to learn some more about South Africa’s struggle for freedom from racial injustice.   The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.  To understand what apartheid South Africa was like a visit to this museum is an important stop.  The museum shows how South Africa came to terms with its oppressive past and works towards a future that all South Africans call their own.   From there, we will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, in Soweto, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. The museum is named in his honor. Our next stop is Soweto an urban area of the city Johannesburg. The...

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