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.
You won't believe. While viewing your photos of 80s and 90s with Prabhudasbhai and others, I was overcome with emotions. I don't know why. I am here in the land of Bapu - Ahmedabad! I am working with my cousin. Though visiting the Ashram has become few and far between, the memories of that place will never evaporate from heart through the heat of all devouring Time. I would love to have further communication with you, verbal or written, in future. Let me confess one thing. I love you.
Hello Peter. Thank you for the warm welcome and for founding the GandhiServe Foundation as well as this network of Gandhian students, scholars, activists, and institutions. Now more than ever, the world needs to hear the message that Gandhi lived.