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GandhiServe, a charitable foundation registered in Germany, aims to spread the ethics of nonviolence by disseminating information about and popularizing Mahatma Gandhi’s life and works.
GandhiServe Foundation hopes to help alleviate conflicts and inspire others through making available media and resources on Gandhi’s life and thoughts.
We believe firmly that Gandhi's message of truth, love and nonviolence is still relevant today. Or even more relevant than ever before, considering the ecological catastrophy we're facing, and the increase of different forms of violence in both personal and public life. The ethics of nonviolence, as practised and cultivated by Mahatma Gandhi, live on, regardless of national or political boundaries.
The purpose of the foundation is the promotion of science, cultural and historical research, and education. This purpose is achieved by:
1. Execution of both academic and non-academic research projects that identify and conserve original documents on and by Mahatma Gandhi.
2. Execution of such educational projects which propagate peace, the ethics of nonviolence and the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his teaching.
Gandhiserve Foundation owns the best collection of audio visual content and documents on Mahatma Gandhi and India's independence movement in terms of quality and quantity. The archives have rare photographs, films, footage (film clips), letters, cartoons, newspaper clippings, documents and paintings of the Apostle of Nonviolence and India's struggle for freedom. Read more about us
The GandhiServe Foundation was founded by Peter Rühe in 2002.
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Hi Peter, thanks for the information. The world of peace and nonviolence! A great challenge to realise. True Gandhians together can surely bring this change. Congratulations! It's a great job to provide an interactive platform to those who love and admire Gandhi and Gandhian philosophy.
I am inspired by your profile. My father is a true Gandhian. He is now 90 years but still full of inner energy. Please accept my invitation to come to Jaipur, whenever you visit India next time.
Many of the visitors to India loves to see Tajmahal,agra,mumbai,Delhi and Bangalore and takes the impression that Gandhi India has developed as a model of modernity btu friends ! the reality is some thing elese .You and me has to see India in its villages by using the lens in to the Gandhians Movement for peace and development .Villages are still unreached youth are running away to big cities and whats about the future of village and the dream of mahatma on self governance and republic of india .Some experiments one can see in Gujrat,Uttarpradesh,Orissa ,Tamil Nadu ,Karnataka and also in some north east states of India .You are welcome peter to witness the silent but non violent movements ..One such movement just going on through Cycle march from Tamilnadu to Sewagramm on economic desparity and injustice.Servas people world wide meeting at Goa to discuss on forth coming peace campaignes .Gandhians will be meeting at Guwahati in february.Be a part of these movements
My first trip to India was in 1981. While travelling for 2 months, throughout much of the country, there were occasions when I stayed in homes which were connected with an otganization called Servas of which I was a member. The finest introduction possible to India was provided to me through my very dear friernd (and his family), A.B. Baradwai. For the first time I met A.B, Rani, Meenu. and Kapel on that 1981 trip. They very generously shared (as Servas members, too) their home, their lives, and the spirti of Gandhansm with me. We have been together many times since, particularly when I am in India.
Since 1982 I and a few friends have founded a voluntary international aid agency called H.A.V.E (Help A Village Effort) for the prime purpose of supplying safe drinking water wells, mostly bore wells, to desperately needy villages, especially in India. To date we have provided nearly 800 village wells and safe drinking water systems. Much of our funds are raised via our annual Walks For Water,(Through CIDA of the federal Government often H.A.V.E.'s projects are matched by a grant.) For more info see : www.helpavillageeffort.org or contact Gerry Feltham, firstname.lastname@example.org.