Thought to Ponder!

Gandhi Research Foundation

Our prayers go out for all victims of hate, prejudice, untruths, lies, discrimination, bigotry, violence (natural, man made or of any other form), greed, exploitation, injustices, oppression, that we know of or not aware of, either big or small!

We also pray that please make us mentally strong that we never resort to such means for our ends and goals!

Volunteers for Bharat, India's Republic Day - January 20, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi Library will be hosting a booth at the above event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Stafford Civic Center located at 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477.

If you like to volunteer for this event then please reply to this email indicating 3 hour shift you are available between 12 Noon and 7 PM.

All new volunteers will be paired with experienced volunteers. As a volunteer you will familiarize visitors to the booth with activities of Mahatma Gandhi Library and its upcoming events.

This is one of the best ways for you to learn about Mahatma Gandhi Library and join the effort to keep the flame of nonviolence alive.

Eternal Gandhi Museum - Conceptual Design

EGM Conceptual DesignEGMuseum, Garden and Out Door Classroom

 

 

 

Over the past few months RdlR architects team led by the Lorie Westrick have worked diligently to incorporate all our inputs and suggestions to create the best possible design for the Eternal Gandhi Museum. Thanks to their tireless efforts and creativity the above design has evolved.

Eternal Gandhi Museum - Conceptual Design - Floor Plan

EGM Floor PlanEGM is planned as a cost effective structure to be elegant in its simplicity like Gandhiji himself.

 

 

The floor plan is a simple one yet elegant! Visitors will be arriving to an open welcome lobby. They will enter the museum through a vestibule, a LEED requirement, into the lobby. Behind the lobby is the multipurpose room where the visitors will be shown an introductory film about the museum.

There will be two additional display areas on each side of the multipurpose room. The visitors will then proceed to the main museum area where the Eternal Gandhi Exhibits will be displayed.

Eternal Gandhi Museum - Conceptual Design - Aerial View

EGM Aerial ViewEGM is envisioned as a jewel among the woods. The 3 acre site will retain a natural appearance. EGM architecture and gardens together form a complete circle to represent the ethernal truth found in Gandhi's teachings.

 

 

 

 

 

The museum is designed to provide easy flow of visitors, especially children, to move from the parking lot to the museum.

Year-long Gandhi Sesquicentennial Celebrations

We are excited to announce the year-long, October 2018 to October 2019 celebrations of Gandhi Sesquicentennial which falls on October 2, 2019.

The initiative is an exploration of nonviolence and the resonance of Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy by Houston's cultural, educational, faith based, non-profits and social justice organizations.

A number of initiatives have been started, namely, Restaurants offering a Vegetarian "Gandhi Special" during this year, Book Club initiative wherein book clubs will read and discuss Gandhi's autobiography, Exhibition initiative where National Gandhi Museum's "Glimpses of Gandhi" exhibition will be displayed at various locations and much, much more.

If you would like to learn more about it or help out then simply reply to this email.

We need a large number of volunteers. If you are available then please reply to this email. Your support as a volunteer will be greatly appreciated!

To learn more about it please click here

MGL Book Club Discussions on Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi

A very stimulating discussion takes place typically on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Discussions cover one chapter at a time to understand in depth the life and times of Gandhiji and his relevance in today's era.

Our next meeting will be on:

Date: No meeting in January 2018
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Venue:Arya Samaj Greater Houston
14375 Schiller Road, Houston, TX 77083
Chapter: Part III - Chapter IV - Pocketed the Insult

Please visit www.gandhilibrary.org or call Manish Wani at 713-829-6979 for further information.

Vegetarian lunch served at noon.

Please click here to read this chapter online

Credit Card donations now accepted!

You will pleased to know that Mahatma Gandhi Library is now equipped to accept donations by credit card on its website. To donate just go to the website and click on Make a Donation

Please click here to donate...

Show your Support - Be the Change you wish to See

"Measure of any public service is the support it receives from the community" - Mahatma Gandhi

The support comes in many forms. Two major categories are Financial Support and Volunteer Support. If you would like to offer financial support then please visit us at

Financial Support Link
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