Ela Gandhi on Nonviolence and the Mahatma, Her Grandfather
TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 16 Dec 2019
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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