Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Living Gandhi

A Living Gandhi 

We have celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi on 2nd October, 2016.  At least on that particular day, we remember Gandhiji most and are taking part of cleaning program etc.  

But, there are a few living Gandhians here in the same place where the Mahatma was born.  One of them is Sri. P. Aravindaksha Menon, Chairman of V.K. Krishna Menon College, Bhandup, Mumbai.  His Navathi (90th Birthday) was celebrated at the College on 29th September, 2016. 

It was a memmorable event with cultural programmes and inauguration of a documentary film on this living Gandhian by Gandhi Media Foundation, directed by Dr. N. Radhakrishnan.   

I remember those days when I went to meet him in 1971.  He gave me a job for three days, during the election period, as Secretary in the office of Indian National Congress. That was my first job! Number of job seekers were blessed with jobs, on temporary and permanent basis, by his attitude of helping mentality.  I was lucky to see V.K. Krishna Menon, the great, Datta Samant etc. at his home. 

May Almighty, the God bess him with best of health and spiirits in the many more years come.  

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