Feb 2011 - Shraddhanjali, India Fest 2011

Namaste Sanjay,

  • Shraddhanjali
  • India Fest 2011
  • Gandhi Study Circle
  • Gandhi Library Monthly Meeting
  • Credit Card donations now accepted!
  • Show your Support - Be the Change you wish to See


Sunday, January 30, 2011, marked the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi Library in conjunction with Unity Church of Christianity / Unity Peacemakers held the 3rd Annual Shraddhanjali in the Pyramid at Unity Church. Prior to the program at Unity Church a garlanding took place at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Hermann Park. Hon. Consul General of India, Shri Sanjiv Arora, and President of India Culture Center, Col. Bhalla, both spoke on Mahatma Gandhi.

Rev. Mindy Lawrence opened the event and also spoke on her experiences in following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi while living in India. Rima Patel, the recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Ahimsa Award, spoke on how she was influenced by Gandhian principles to start and promote her own Project TAP (Teens Advocating for Peace). Pamela Banner, a young student of the Wisdom of Gandhi classes held through Unity Peacemakers, spoke on her experiences and lessons learned. Kristen Lee Ohanyan, a member of the Vegan Society of Peace, spoke on how Mahatma Gandhi has influenced the Animal Rights and Vegetarian movements.

In addition to the speeches presented, two youths from Jain Society of Houston, Siddharth Desai and Ketan Kapasi, re-enacted correspondence between Srimad Rajchandra and Mahatma Gandhi. JVB Houston presented an excerpt from the Nal Damyanti play bringing the message of Love, Peace, Non-violence, and Truth. The Gujarati Sahitya Samaj presented a re-enactment of the last 30 minutes of Mahatma Gandhi's life. Musical numbers were presented the Language of Peace with John and Max on the Keyboard and Cello. Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan was presented by the Chinmaya Mission of Houston - Dr. Rucha Sheth, Govind Shetty, and Dr. Mahendra Gohil. Students from the DAVSS Arya Samaj presented the Patriotic Insaaf Ki Dagar Se accompanied by the Table and Harmonium.

For additional pictures from the Shraddhanjali, please click on the photograph above.

India Fest 2011

Mahatma Gandhi Library participated in the ICC India Fest 2011 on the occasion of India's Republic Day. Special thanks to Jayesh bhai and Vishaka ben and Mahesh bhai for setting up the booth. We had a very good response to the booth this year.

Gandhi Study Circle

Please join us and also invite anyone else who may be interested as we continue the readings/discussions from Mahatma Gandhi's Autobiography.

Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Arya Samaj Houston - 14375 Schiller Road

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Gandhi Library Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our Monthly Meeting:

Date: February 13, 2011
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Venue: Arya Samaj Houston - 14375 Schiller Road

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

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 our Fri end of the Library page.