Arun Gandhi, the grandson of legendary spiritual leader Mahatma K. Gandhi spoke Oct. 25 at two student assemblies about his work as a peace activist and proponent of nonviolence, sharing stories about the lessons he learned during time spent with his grandfather in India. Later in the day, he met for Q&A sessions with students from Hatboro-Horsham High School’s World Affairs Council, Honors English and Honors Global Studies classes.
That night HHEF hosted a meet and greet reception with Gandhi for reserved seating ticket holders, bringing a taste of India to the Hatboro-Horsham High School Library with a cultural display, Indian appetizers and Indian music and video. Gandhi signed copies of his books, “Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence,” and “The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi” both before and after a community address which filled the high school theater. Proceeds from the sale of his books benefitted the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, an outreach program for children of the world (www.gandhiforchildren.org).
Arun Gandhi talks with students from the Hatboro-Horsham High School World Affairs Council, Honors English and Honors Global Studies classes following one of two assemblies at the school.
Photo by Nancy Tirrell Paravano