The Gandhian Society (USA) along with Indian Consulate in New York held a prayer meeting to observe the 73rd martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Consulate in New York on January 30th, 2021. The event was attended (virtually) by members from the family of Mahatma Gandhi – Arun Gandhi (Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), Ela Gandhi (Grand Daughter of Mahatma Gandhi and former member of Parliament from South Africa, and Tushar Gandhi (Great Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi). The event was supported and attended by Indian Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, Deputy Consul General Shatrughan Sinha, US Law makers – Cory Booker, Eric Adams (Brooklyn Borough President), Upendra Chivukula and many other community leaders who paid tributes and homage to the great legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. UN representatives Perks Ligoya (Malawi) and Rodrigo Carazo (Costa Rica) also addressed the event virtually and paid homage to the Greatest Human Being that walked the earth – Mahatma Gandhi. Indian American Community Leaders like Padmashri H R Shah, Mukund Thakar, Deepak Shah, Rajeev Pandya, and many others also paid homage to the Father of Nation in India – Mahatma Gandhi. The highlight of the event was the participation of our youth volunteers who talked about what the Mahatma and his teachings meant to them and how it has inspired them. The other highlight of the event was the melodious bhajans rendered by renowned classical singer Varsha Joshi. The event concluded by a simple lunch.
Gandhian Society (USA) was founded by Mr. Bhadra Butala who plans to spread the message of Mahatma Gandhi in the USA with his team of volunteers and supporters. Team members of Gandhian Society Rajendar Dichpally, Mahesh Wani, Dr. Deepak Naran, Gunjan Desai, Hasmukh Patel and Shiva Kumar plan to work diligently to take the message of the Mahatma to the masses in the USA via partnering with educational institutions and like minded organizations. We also plan to setup an emporium that will offer literature, Gandhian memorabilia, Khadi and Handicraft products. Additionally, we plan to engage in multiple humanitarian projects both for needy communities in the USA as well as India.