Ela Gandhi on Nonviolence and the Mahatma, Her Grandfather


Clovis Community College – TRANSCEND Media Service

14 Oct 2019

Nearly 300 students, staff, and community members gathered to listen to Ms. Ela Gandhi. Ms. Gandhi, a peace activist and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke about the power and peace and transformation in the 21st century.

Ela Gandhi is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, a granddaughter of the Mahatma and a native and resident of South Africa. She has been placed under house arrest for 8 years for political activism and was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly from 1994 to 2003. She runs a newspaper and researches and collects information on Mahatma Gandhi and other heroes of the liberation struggle to compile them into documentaries for purposes of research and education. Serves in a voluntary capacity as:
-Hon. International President of World Council on Religions for Peace
-Chancellor of Durban University of Technology
-Chairperson of Satyagraha and Trustee of Gandhi Development Trust
-Member of African National Congress’ Commission on Religious Affairs
-Vice Chair of International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON)
-Board member of the Legal Aid Board (LAB).

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One Response to “Ela Gandhi on Nonviolence and the Mahatma, Her Grandfather”

  1. Dedicated to the UN International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi 150 Birthday Anniversary

    Gandhi is an idea of non-violence, non-exploitation, non-oppression, liberation and peace. But Gandhi is murdered every day, every moment he is assassinated.

    Gandhi, Nonviolence and Peace
    For Eradication of Corruption, Crime and Violence
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