Gandhian Society in partnership with many like-minded Organizations has organized a winter clothing drive in the tri-state area as part of its community outreach initiative. The Gandhian Society team set up collection centers in over half a dozen locations in partnership with Organizations like Rotary Club of Parsippany, Telugu Fine Arts Society (TFAS), Rajni Restaurant, E&T Food Market, PAL (Police Athletic League (Parsippany), several medical centers in Long Island and Durga Temple (Kendall Park) to collect new or gently used winter clothes so they could be donated to people in need. It purchased over 250 new winter coats and 300 new blankets which will also be donated to people in need in several communities across the tri-state area.
Gandhian Society is also organizing a prayer meeting on January 30th to observe the 74th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhian Society has invited Smt. Rajashree Birla (Renowned Philanthropist and Entrepreneur) from India, Sam Joshi (Hon. Mayor – Edison, New Jersey), and Shri Anil Shastri (Former Union Minister and son of Late Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji) – India, as keynote speakers for the prayer, meet. We will also be paying a tribute to the late Mr. S.N.Subba Rao Founder of the National Youth Project and a true Gandhian.
Gandhian Society Founder Shri Bhadra Butala has also said that the society has organized an essay competition – “Gandhi and Me” for the American youth so that they can learn and imbibe the values of one of the greatest men to have walked the planet – Mahatma Gandhi. The children who participate in the competition and the 3 top 3 winners will be awarded several cash prizes by the Gandhian Society. Members of the organization – Dr. Deepak Naran, Varsha Gandhi Joshi, Sravan Natakala, Fashion Designer Sonal Gadhvi, Rajendar Dichpally, Balaji Jilla, Shiva Kumar, Mahesh Wani, Asha Samant, Hasmukh Patel, Santosh Peddi (Rotary Club – Parsippany), Sridevi Jagarlamudi (TFAS) and Vijaya Nadella (Seva Dal) have been assisting the Gandhian Society in spreading the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi in the USA and helping the society undertake several charitable, cultural and patriotic events in the USA.
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