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On behalf of Mahatma Gandhi Sesquicentennial Committee (MGSC), we are delighted to extend an invitation to your organization to join the celebration of Gandhi Sesquicentennial. MGSC was established to organize programs in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which falls on October 2, 2019. The founding organizations of this committee are Mahatma Gandhi Library, Arya Samaj Greater Houston, Jain Society Houston and Unity of Houston.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi touched and transformed the lives of millions by advocating the practice of non-violence as a powerful tool to achieve political and social change. His legacy of non-violence and constructive programs continue to resonate even today. Around the world, the wish for, the belief in, or practice of non-violence helps shape daily life.

The MGSC invites you to participate in this year-long celebration from October 2018 to October 2019 as a Partnering Organization. To participate, we request you to commit to organize one event (during this period) on any subject related to Gandhi or his principles. The event can be a lecture, play, program, exhibition, festival, musical event, workshop, dance performance, film or some other event. Be creative; think of ways in which your organization can further Gandhi and his principles. In return, the MGSC will list your organization as a Partnering Organization. We will also publicize your organization and your program on our website and we would authorize you to post the MGSC Partnering organization logo, shown above, on your website.

Let us all join hands to create a community wide conversation regarding Gandhi’s legacy in word and deed – on the streets, on stages and in neighborhood centers – across Houston.

We look forward to your acceptance and to working with your organization to celebrate Gandhi’s legacy of peaceful and non-violent protests as means to fight injustice and inequality. For more information visit www.gandhi150.us website. Please complete the attached Participation Form and return it to us.