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I am writing to you on behalf of the Mahatma Gandhi Library of Houston, Texas. Our mission is to promote the Universal Values of Peace, Truth, Non-violence, and Love especially to our children.
Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of peace and non-violence, demonstrated to the world the effectiveness of non-violent means for bringing about profound social changes and lasting peace. MG Library was founded in 2002 and in collaboration with more than 75 organizations in Houston, Mahatma Gandhi Week (MG Week) is celebrated each year around October 2nd, his birthday.
MG week is actually a one month period of activities including essay, speech, poster, and debate contests, field trips, storytelling, and other activities with the simple aim of involving youth in understanding the work of Mahatma Gandhi. The MG Week concludes with an auspicious celebration called 1000 Lights for Peace usually held on the Sunday around October 2nd.
1000 Lights for Peace starts with a 5K Walk for Peace starting at the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the beautiful Rose Garden in Hermann Park and finishes on stage at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. At the theatre, we have an international cultural program with participants representing a broad cross section of participants from Asia, Africa, Hispanics, and Main Stream America. We have also been graced by a variety of guest speakers, including Mayor Bill White, Reverend Bill Lawson, Jim McGinvale, and Judge Emmett to name a few. There is an awards ceremony for the children winning the various contests from Mahatma Gandhi Week. The finale and highlight of the evening is the candle lighting ceremony where all present have the opportunity to light a candle as their pledge for peace.
The Library has an exhaustive list of books, artifacts and an Exhibition on wheels consisting of authentic pictures depicting the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.
To maintain the library and continue our efforts in promoting the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, our yearly expenses have been approximately $30,000 per year. Your financial support towards this will be greatly appreciated. We thank you for your generous support in advance. I have included the sponsorship form. Please visit our website at www.gandhilibrary.org for further information.
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