Urgency Amid Tragedy:
Embracing Nonviolence Education for a Safer Future

We are deeply saddened to learn about the recent tragic events at UNLV. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this senseless act of violence. In moments like these, it becomes increasingly clear why the principles of nonviolence education are more crucial than ever. The recent incident underscores the urgency to cultivate a […]

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, let’s reaffirm our commitment to peace. As we witness the gradual release of hostages amidst the conflict between Hamas and Israel, it’s a reminder that every life matters. MC Abdul, the young Palestinian rapper, echoes this sentiment, reminding us that our lives matter too. […]

Reflecting on a Night of Ahimsa:
UNLV Screening Unites Hearts for Peace and Change

Ahimsa Sanskrit word for Nonviolence.  The ancient Indian principle of nonviolence which applies to actions towards all living beings. Ahimsa Peace Institute enjoyed the privilege of organizing a special debut screening of the award winning “Ahimsa-Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless” a film by Ramesh Sharma, hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) […]

UNLV Screening Host Of Ahimsa-Gandhi One Oct Panelist Include

Rajmohan Gandhi (prerecorded One Oct Opening Address for the Las Vegas community) Rajmohan Gandhi is a distinguished Indian biographer, historian, and research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the United States. His illustrious lineage includes being the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari. […]

UNLV Paves the Way: Presenting Nevada’s
Premiere Ahimsa Gandhi Screening Event

 Ahimsa: Gandhi – The Power of the Powerless (Official Trailer) from Emerging from the Earth on Vimeo.           Location and Venue  | UNLV Film Department Screening Host UNLV’s FDH-109, a 254-seat theatre in the Flora Dungan Humanities Building 4505 S Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154 Date – One October […]

Ahimsa Peace Institute Signs Exclusive North America Film Distribution Agreement

TO AUGMENT PEACE-BUILDING-BASED EDUCATION AND PROCESSES IN AN INCREASINGLY PERILOUS WORLD Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.” — Mahatma Gandhi NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Ahimsa Peace […]

Sunanda Gandhi Girls School and Eco-Dome Evolution

GWEI Grant Supported Projects | Sunanda Gandhi Residential Girls School and Washi Gandhi Center for Learning | We are excited to unveil Sunanda Gandhi Residential Girls School, built on an acre of land, a beautiful example of cross culture cooperation. Next, the Sunanda and Arun Gandhi Memorial School* will be developed by the Mahatma Gandhi […]

From Darkness to Triumph

 AVANI “Sunanda Gandhi Residential Girls School” is the location where our founder entered into his eternal sleep as his daughter Archana Prasad puts it.  He left his body one month ago, we all miss him dearly.  Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute will continue to partner with and support the work of AVANI-Sunanda Gandhi Residential Girls […]

Arun Manilal Gandhi, 5th Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Passes

Very sad news to announce. Photo of Arun Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. April 14, 1934 Durban, South Africa – May 2, 2023 5:04 a.m. Kolhapur, India Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, son of Gandhi’s second child Manilal and Sushila Gandhi, brother to Sita and Ela, and father of Tushar […]

9 Wonderful Quotes from MK Gandhi

9 Wonderful Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi – 1) “If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children.” 2) “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit.” 3) “Character alone will have real effect on the […]

The Lost Diary of Kastur, My Ba

The Lost Diary of Kastur, My Ba by Tushar Gandhi Publisher, Harper Collins On Amazon –  A couple of years ago, the staff of Gandhi Research Foundation of Jalgaon found a deteriorating and damaged diary at Kasturba Ashram, Indore. It turned out to be a 135-page diary written by Kasturba Gandhi, from January to September […]

The Gift of Anger

The Gift of Anger by Arun Gandhi on Amazon  Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for […]

Legacy of Love Book-On-CD read by Arun Gandhi

New Release of Arun Gandhi’s book-on-CD LEGACY OF LOVE  My Education In The Path Of Nonviolence Simultaneously thought-provoking, humorous and inspiring, Arun recounts stories of the time he spent with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, while at the Sevagram Ashram in South Africa as a young boy.   Legacy Of Love: My Education In The Path […]

Was Gandhi Racist?

Was Gandhi Racist? Selective research and reporting have sometimes distorted the image of Gandhiji.  As a result, Ela Gandhi (Arun Gandhi’s sister and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi) felt compelled to compile a message included below.  Satish Dhupelia, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and who lives in Durban South Africa, was interviewed on the South African Radio on the matter […]

What would Gandhi do today?

by Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi What would Gandhi do today? When the world is torn apart by violence and governments around the world commit war crimes to preserve their hold on power; when inhumanity of the average citizen has reached its nadir and when hopelessness tears civilization asunder, we pray for peace […]

October 2nd Worldwide Message of Peace
Happy Birthday Bapuji!

October 2nd Worldwide Message of Peace The Gandhi Legacy Tour family supports the efforts of Peace and of the Gandhi Development Trust in Durban, South Africa.  This week Gandhi Development Trust leadership reached out to friends to help spread the message of peace to youth.  October 2, 1869 is Mahatma Gandhi’s birth date.  Jai Jai Jayanthi Bapuji! Satish […]

Gandhi’s Teachers

Recently I hosted Tushar Gandhi and his lovely wife Sonal during their brief visit to Las Vegas, and as we dined on fine Indian cuisine at the wonderful Gandhi Cuisine restaurant the discussion turned to the subject of Gandhi’s teachers. For our memorable evening we were joined by the eminent UNLV Gandhi scholar, Satish Sharma, […]

Arun Gandhi Addresses the UN General Assembly
A New Culture of Peace

Arun Gandhi is often asked during his speaking engagements and legacy tours what he says in “high-level” meetings to political leaders and he responds, “the same things I’m saying to you.”  The following webtv video provides a perfect example of this during his recent address at a high-level United Nations forum in New York. In Arun […]

GWEI Accepted by UN Economic and Social Council

“United Nations Economic and Social Council chamber New York City 2” by MusikAnimal – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.  Gandhi Worldwide Accepted by United Nations Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status Bestowed on  Gandhi Children’s NGO by UN   WACAUNDA, Ill., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The UN Consultative Status for […]

Arun Gandhi’s Address in Piertermaritzburg June 7, 2015

Another spot on address by Arun Gandhi in Piertermaritzburg during the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa. He talks about the purpose of the Gandhi Legacy Tour in South Africa.   He continues on with: “The thing that touches me most about my grandfather, is the statement that he made just a month or so before […]

Meet Miss Fikile Lucia Ngcobo

The Valley Trust A CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION Valley of the Thousand Hills near Durban South Africa A visit with the NGO, The Valley Trust (“TVT”) – A Center for Health Promotion – in the Valley of the Thousand Hills near Durban will highlight Day 6 of the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa.  Celebrating over 60 […]

Violence Running Rampant by Malik Thompson

Violence runs rampant in these austere times. An embodiment of the concept would certainly manifest as the Hydra itself, the multi-headed serpent monster from ancient Greek mythology, a monster which Hercules himself had difficulty slaying. Mimicking the Hydra, violence is manifold and ruthless. In today’s world, where there is mass profit from maintaining perpetual tragedies […]

Announcing: Awarded Gandhi Tour Grants for Youth!

Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (“GWEI”) Board of Directors has established the “Essay of Excellence”, a youth “Gandhi Legacy Tour Travel Grant” program.   Two travel grants will be awarded annually – one for the Gandhi Legacy Tour  of India  (Dec 29 – Jan 12, 2015-2016) and the other for the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa (May 31 – June 15, 2016). Arun Gandhi and his son Tushar […]

The AVANI Children’s Home Challenge

Of the estimated 85 million child laborers in India today, over 40,000 of them work in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Many of these children have been sold or forced into hazardous occupations and commercial sex work.  Girls suffer the most. It is AVANI’s mission to work alongside children from the homeless, migrant and nomadic communities. […]

AVANI Eco-Dome Development Update

For the Holiday and New Year we have a composite of images & notes relating to the AVANI Domes progress… Just in time for the monsoon rains last September, the exterior of the main dome structure at the five acre site was completed. The rains actually assisted in the curing and hardening process of the mud […]

End 2014 and Begin 2015 in a Generous Way

Where has the time gone?  Another year, another 365 days has almost flown by.  As we say goodbye to 2014, we look back on all that has been achieved.   The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (GWEI) has embarked on an ambitious multi-pronged program to help eradicate the scourge of poverty and human degradation.  As Gandhi said: “Poverty […]

Give the Gift that Gives Back this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, many are rushing around trying to complete our shopping, looking for the perfect gift for each person on our list.  During this season of giving, it can be difficult not to become frustrated by the commercialization of the season.   Many of us find the materialism involved with gift […]

Konectidy Interviews Arun Gandhi

“We must bring solace to suffering humanity!” KonectIDY sat down with Arun Gandhi to learn more about the motivation behind this extraordinary man’s lifetime of service as an ambassador of peace and non-violence, and why he believes it is important for all people worldwide – to buy, wear and share his “Gandhi For Children” bracelet. […]

Nobel Laureate, Satyarthi: Remember Children’s Day!

Referring to child trafficking as the ‘single worst form’ of human rights violation, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi made an urgent  appeal to ‘save the childhood’ of every child. On this  125th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, celebrated nationwide as Children’s Day, Satyarthi said it is imperative that the society takes […]

Arun Gandhi and the Legacy of Hope Foundation

 This story originally appeared on the Legacy of Hope foundation website Arun Gandhi displays his Legacy of Hope: Mandela’s Wish Bracelet Millions around the world have been influenced and inspired by Nelson Mandela. Of those millions, relatively few met the great South African Leader in person. Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was […]

Gandhi Day Message

    Artist Gary Manson from Gatlinburg, Tennessee   Gandhi Day Message Gandhi was born October 2, 1869  One hundred and forty-five years ago Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in an innocuous town in Western India and no one imagined he would become an Apostle of peace, love and humanity.  He was killed 66 years […]

Gandhiji Quote on Freedom

  “God demands nothing less than complete self surrender as the price of the only real freedom worth having. And, when we lose ourselves, we immediately find ourselves in the service of all that lives.  It becomes our joy and recreation. We are a new person, never weary of spending ourselves in the service of […]

Youth Speech and Essay Contest
Gandhi Satyagraha Legacy Tour of South Africa

Originally posted on Gandhi Legacy Tour website: Day One in Durban South Africa May 31, 2014 Opening day of the first Satyagraha Tour of South Africa, we paid a visit to the Durban Institute of Technology, a school attended by Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. Ela Gandhi formerly served as Chancellor of this University […]

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

News Announcement Originally Posted at Gandhi Legacy Tour   (PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA May 24, 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 […]

When is Enough, Enough?

 When is Enough, Enough?  The senseless shooting at the Jewish Center in Kansas City yesterday, and the loss of three innocent lives, must not be brushed aside as yet another hate-monger gone mad. Hate is a sickness that is stoked by a society that continuously divides people by religion, nationality, economics, social standings, gender, philosophy, orientation, and every […]

Live as Light

Originally Posted: Happy Publication Day! Thank you all, for working together, to help create this special publication gift of Grandfather Gandhi.  May we all Live as Light.  Love, Arun Happy Publication Day!! Through the team effort of all, but mostly the illustration and animation of the brilliant Evan Turk, we have a gorgeous book trailer! […]

Grandfather Gandhi’s Simple Life Style

Grandfather Gandhi’s Life Style By Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi People often wonder why Grandfather Gandhi was mostly half-naked as the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once described him. He chose this garb because he found that a large number of people in India were so poor that they could not afford to […]


GRANDFATHER GANDHI’S INDIA I first came to the United States in 1984 and when people found out my antecedents invitations poured in to come and share whatever I could of Grandfather.  At the time they did not know that I belonged to the last generation who saw him in flesh and blood.  My personal stories […]

The Meaning of Death

USHA & ANJALI THE MEANING OF DEATH Women are on the lowest rung of the exploitative social pyramid. When married off, they enter a form of serfdom under the patriarchal grip which has more than one prong. The male and female in-laws and the master of the set-up, the husband at the top, together rule the roost and the […]

On this day January 30, 1948

Original Post Source: Gandhi Legacy Tour Gandhi, Father of the Nation, shot at 5:12 pm Jan 30, 1948 (IST) His last words: Raam Raam “If I’m to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling. God must be in my heart and on my lips. And if anything happens, you are […]

Thank you for your support!

Let’s make 2014 the year that helps lift children out of poverty. Working together we can do this!  We thank you for your support throughout the year! “Children should be making sandcastles not bricks” photo credit: UNICEF #notochildlabour

Farewell, Madiba

Arun’s Farewell, Madiba blog was originally posted here: 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 […]

Anuradha Up Close and Personal – part-2

Continuing from part one, my interview with Anuradha Bhosale, Kolhapur India activist, social reformer and local hero, shares additional deep insights and reflections with us. LB: What was the worst story of exploitation that you can share with us? AB: The worst story of exploitation has occurred in my own life.   My mother-in-law and sister-in-law harassed me […]

Anuradha Bhosale on Castes, Religion and Her Sacred Mission

Anuradha Bhosale is a highly cherished hero to thousands of impoverished children and their families. Ms Bhosale is a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in Kolhapur, India where more than 35,000 children are involved in daily labor for local industries. A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, she has […]

My Son Grant’s Remorse

  My Son Grant’s Remorse by Anuradha Bhosale Married women involving themselves in genuine social activism face a daily dilemma. Their family responsibilities and their extra – familial duties clash like cymbals, sometimes ear – splitting so.  Living tends to become more a racket of conflicting interests rather than an ensemble of harmonizing sounds. At the extremes the […]

Two Leaves and a Bud (cont)

— Two leaves and a Bud (continued from part-1) Free English rendering : Arun Chavan Original Marathi by : Anuradha Bhosale Akshay’s granny is no longer working for a living. Age has finally caught up with her. For the past two years she is more or less tied to her hovel. I was able to persuade Saurabh […]

Two Leaves and a Bud

TWO LEAVES AND A BUD  AVANI office and school is at one end of the town, the southern end.  The main market, the shopping centres and the government offices are near about one another and are situated at its other end. My work often takes me into these sections. Our main stationery supplier, Neta Stores, the printing service […]

Happy Birthday Bapu, Remember This!

Original Post Source: Gandhi Legacy Tour Blog  Today, October 2nd, is Gandhi’s Birthday… To all my personal friends and friends of my late grandfather Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi I send warm regards and best wishes from my home in Rochester, New York.  I have been encouraged by many to continue writing an annual message on the day […]

Remembering Little Krishna

Six years ago I had been to the village of Udgaon to have a look at the brickyards on the river bank. There I came across two kids in a family of migrant labor employed at the brick kiln. There I met Krishna of 6 years and his younger brother. Upon asking if they were […]

Why I Contribute My Little Drop

WHY I CONTRIBUTE MY LITTLE DROP Almost every day my mailbox receives at least one letter from a worthy nonprofit outreach agency. Like many of you, I set an annual goal for my financial contributions. Just like you, I want to serve and give and participate in ways that lessen poverty, injustice and inequality in […]

Beware of Pity Part 2

> Continued from Beware of Pity part-1  … We looked to her for the past few years as our showpiece, our success story. We have tried all possible alternatives but to no avail. She likes cooking. Therefore we thought of giving her training in hospitality or catering. but she did not show any interest in building […]

Beware of Pity

Original Marathi by: Anuradha Bhosale English rendering: Arun Chavan Come to think of it, the students of AVANI Residential School are the flotsam of the turbulent oceans of life. They are living embodiments of pain-filled stories and traumatic upheavals that are far beyond the tolerance thresholds of their tender souls. Having known the stories whose pathos […]

GWEI and AVANI: A New Revelation

As it appears right now, people may get the impression that we are still planning a Sunanda Memorial School and that is not right because the Board of Directors has taken a decision to call it “Gandhi Center for Learning.” I think this write up will put everything in perspective. GWEI and AVANI Partnership After […]

Pariah By Association Part 2

Original Marathi by: Anuradha Bhosale English rendering: Arun Chavan For a long time the nethermost deprived sections of society were not taken notice of by the economic planners of the country. Now we are in the XII five year plan period and the 66th year of independence. Yet the special development needs of these sections, which mainly comprise nomadic […]

Pariah By Association

Anuradha Bhosale continues with another story of life and the struggle to bring a better life to the nomadic children of Kolhapur India….  There was a bit of controversy about the prevalence of child labour in Kolhapur district. When I enquired of the concerned wing of the district administration about the incidence of child labour […]

Hoping Against Hope

In 2005 we received heavy showers within a short time span. Kolhapur’s main river, Panchganga and its major tributary, Bhogawati, burst their banks and flooded vast areas. That year is particularly memorable for me and my co-workers because our fledgeling residential school for deprived children near the river’s high floodline at Donawade village got severely damaged. We had at that time 23 […]

The Many Children Who Died

This is part two of Arun Gandhi’s Swedish adoption post ‘My 132 Grandchildren. Readers are cautioned, this post contains graphic images and content. The Many Who Died By Arun Gandhi Pain and pleasure are like the two sides of the same coin. If saving 128 children brought us joy, there were many heartaches as well. […]

Arun Gandhi Reunion with Swedish Grandchildren

Arun just returned from Sweden where he had an amazing reunion with his special 132 grandchildren… enjoy! Source: Arun Gandhi My 132 Grandchildren! By Arun Gandhi Just got back from Sweden where I had a reunion with 32 of my 132 grandchildren! Sounds goofy? Maybe, but it is a fact. In another life, when Sunanda and […]

Anuradha Bhosale Receives Prestigious Award on National TV

KOLHAPUR, INDIA: Anuradha Bhosale was recently presented with a very prestigious award on national Indian television from the well respected Indian Supreme Court Justice, Mrudula Bhatkar. She brought several children from AVANI with her. The award was presented on Zee Marathi TV, one of the most popular Marathi channels and that has carved a niche […]

Discover the Living Legacy of Gandhi

Source Gandhi Legacy Tour: The Legacy of Gandhi Beckons by Tushar Gandhi Welcome to a journey of discovery of the living legacy of Gandhi. Mohandas K. Gandhi, Mahatma, Bapu as we call him with affection said ‘My life is my message.’ The Legacy tour revisits the philosophy of Gandhi by visiting various places where the […]

Remembering Sushila Gandhi 1907-1988

   Our Ba (grandmother), Sushila Mashruwala Gandhi born August 24,1907, was a lady of grace and beauty, a force to reckon with, (for the apartheid government of South Africa), a wizard in the kitchen, a fabulous story teller, dignified simplicity personified, had the funniest sense of humor and above all was the most loving Grandma […]