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Grandson of peacemaker Gandhi to share his grandfathers lessons
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Arun Gandhi, grandson of the great Indian civil rights leader Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi, has continued the legacy of his late grandfather through peace activism and nonviolence promotion. He will share lessons learned from his grandfather at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University Campus.
“He’ll be sharing his story about his relationship with his grandfather,” said George E. Jackson III, coordinator of diversity affairs, “and how that led him to be a peacemaker himself, as well as the work that he does.”
His message will include the topics of integrity, social harmony, nonviolence, international conflicts, and religious, political, and ideological differences among global citizens.
Gandhi was born in South Africa and was sent to India to live with his grandfather at the age of 12 years.
He and his late wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence upon coming to the United States. The institute’s goals are to futher the study and practice of nonviolence while providing a unique source of information about Mohandas Gandhi and his work.
Gandhi’s presentation, sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership and the Office of Diversity Affairs, is open to the public. Admission is free.
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is at
For more information on Gandhi’s presentation at FHSU, contact Jackson at 785-628-4661 or email him at