The Gandhian Society in partnership with the Indian Consulate in NY hosted the Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations in the Indian Consulate on October 2nd to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Late Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. The event was well attended and started with some favorite Bhajan’s of Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) by Varsha Joshi Gandhi. The Gandhian Society has been doing a lot of charitable services in India and USA and some of the donors were recognized during the event for their contributions to sending ambulances to tribal and rural areas. Some of the donors who were recognized were Mukund Thakar, Gita Butala, Hasmukh Patel, Asha Samant, Magan Patel, Dalpat Patel, Ravinder Thota, Dr.Prabhu Rachakonda, Bhadra Butala and others.
There was a digital museum presentation of the proposed Mahatma Gandhi museum by Balaji Jilla who walked thru the various digital museum’s that were created in partnership with Birla Group and other donors by Birad Yagnik from India, who will also be working on the proposed project in USA.
The Consul General Shri Randhir Jaiswal lauded the services of Gandhian Society in taking forward the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi amongst the diaspora and committed his support to the proposed Digital Museum in New Jersey (USA). He said that the values of Mahatma Gandhi are timeless and universal and one should learn from his vision and simple and good life.
The Deputy consul general Dr.Varun Jeph who recently took over his duties was warmly welcomed by Rajendar Dichpally on behalf of the Gandhian Society. The Deputy Consul General agreed to attend another event by the society on the request of Mahesh Wani to welcome him and honor him and pledged his support to the activities of the Society. Mr.Vipul Dev (Consular Services – Political Affairs) also attended the event and praised the Gandhian Society for all its humanitarian work.
Hasmukh Patel thanked all the volunteers, donors and attendees including Dr. Deepak Naran, Sonal Gadhvi, Gunjesh Desai, Shravan Natakala, Shiva Kumar, and others. The event ended with the singing of the national anthem and light refreshments.
UNGA President Reminds World, Mahatma Gandhi Taught Us, Non-Violence Is A Power
Commemorating Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd birth anniversary, UNGA 76the session’s president Abdulla Shahid Oct. 2 said that he taught us there’s nothing cowardly about non-violence.
Speaking at a virtual commemoration organized by India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Shahid emphasized, “It is not by chance that this day, October 2, coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. In commemorating this day, we also celebrate the legacy of this remarkable man who taught us that there is nothing cowardly about non-violence.” Underlining Mahatma Gandhi’s words, he said that non-violence is a power that can be wielded equally by all provided if they have faith in God of love and equal love for all mankind.
He emphasized that Mahatma Gandhi chose peace to confront injustice. Gandhi’s birth anniversary is being celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence. Various world leaders including global organizations are remembering his message of non-violence and tolerance. Several events are held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.
Born on Oct. 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and had been at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule. This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahinsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world. (ANI)