City honours Gandhi’s life

As part of the 122th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi been evicted from the whites only courage at the PMB train station on 7 June 1893, a wreath which reflects the life of the iconic hero was positioned during his memorial gathering. The commemoration saw Gandhi’s family and leaders from different movements who now share the same vision Gandhi stood for, gather at the station on Sunday to pay their respects for the “great soul”. David Gengan, part of the Gandhi Memorial Committee, captured the rich history of Gandhi, highlighting his objectives and messages of non-violence. Gandhi’s grandson, Arun, who lives in America, was very pleased by his grandfather’s history, but unhappy of how people have chosen not follow the rightful steps. “My grandfather did live a very complex life. He left us a philosophy which is not that complex as we make it to be. He lived a very simple philosophy which was based on love, understanding and respect. But we don’t want to use that philosophy because it seems to be meaningless. We want to create a culture of violence that results in a materialistic lifestyle which leads to exploitation,” he said. Ethekwini council speaker Logie Naidoo recalled the political education he gained from Gandhi. “Gandhi’s teachings played a very important role in my life and to many other activists in the country. His legacy continues to lives on until this day,” he said. Speaking on behalf of the Msunduzi municipality speaker Babu Baijoo said they would continue to support and recognise such historical events.

Madan  Ghela, David Gengan, Logie Naidoo, Ela Gandhi, Aroo Naidoo,  Babu Baijoo and  Truman Ngubane

Madan Ghela, David Gengan, Logie Naidoo, Ela Gandhi, Aroo Naidoo, Babu Baijoo and
Truman Ngubane

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