Mahatma Award is my tribute to my teacher and mentor 'Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi' foundly called Bapu i.e., Father of my Nation India.
Amit Sachdeva is an Indian social entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of prestigious ‘Mahatma Award.’ A stout Gandhian, spreading the principles and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi through across the globe. He is more famously known as the 'CSR Man of India' because of his advocacy for mandatory CSR spending since in India 2009, which later turned into a law in 2014 and with the passage of this New Companies Act 2013, India became the first country to legally mandate corporate social responsibility on April 1, 2014,
Having founded many social initiatives and is well-known and respected in corporate circles in the country. He is advisor to many corporations and non-profit organizations in the subject matter of corporate social responsibility and business sustainability. Amit comes from the family of freedom fighters and social workers.
Remembering my dear
Dr. Arun Manilal Gandhi
Let us bid a heartfelt farewell to a remarkable soul, Arun Manilal Gandhi. His departure has left an irreplaceable void in our lives, but his indomitable spirit and the profound impact he had on so many will continue to resonate within us.
Arun Manilal Gandhi, the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, was not just a name but a living embodiment of the values and principles that his grandfather stood for. He dedicated his life to championing social justice, nonviolence, and equality.
Many of us had the privilege of crossing paths with Arun, and we were fortunate to experience his wisdom and guidance. He was a beacon of light, illuminating the paths of countless individuals, including myself, as we navigated the complexities of life. His counsel was a source of inspiration, always grounded in the teachings of love, compassion, and understanding.
Arun ji had an uncanny ability to bring out the best in people. He believed in the inherent goodness that resides within each of us, and through his words and actions, he encouraged us to tap into that reservoir of kindness. He taught us that change begins with self-reflection and a commitment to personal growth. Arun had an unwavering faith in the power of dialogue and the importance of fostering meaningful connections between individuals from diverse backgrounds.
I am privileged to have a close relationship with many of the family members of Mahatma Gandhi and my close and frequent interaction with them have given me a deep insight into the life of my mentor and my teacher Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
The incredible privilege I have had to interact with Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee ji many a times, the daughter of Mr. Devdas Gandhi and the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi. These interactions have profoundly enriched my personality and have taught me invaluable lessons on Gandhi Values.
Through our conversations, meetings and interactions, Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee ji has generously shared her deep insights into the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Her firsthand accounts and personal anecdotes have provided a unique perspective, allowing me to better understand the principles and values that guided the great soul.
I wanted to share with you all the incredible experience I always have at the Sabarmati Ashram, where I found a deep sense of peace, tranquility, and a remarkable connection to the presence of Mahatma Gandhi.
A memorable experience at the Ashram, where I had the privilege of spinning the charkha, the spinning wheel—a symbol of self-reliance and resilience. As I approached the charkha at the ashram, I couldn't help but feel a sense of reverence for the historical significance it holds. This humble instrument, so intimately connected to Mahatma Gandhi and his principles of self-sufficiency and self-reliance, stood as a powerful symbol of empowerment.
Mr. Amit Sachdeva participated at a peaceful protest march "Sevagram-Sabarmati Sandesh Yatra" against the redevelopment of Mahatma Gandhi-founded Sabarmati Ashram with a group of activists, writers and Gandhians and opposed the Union government's plan to `develop' the historic Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad.
The Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati river, also known as Sabarmati Ashram, was where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 1930 as he led the Indian freedom struggle. It is now managed by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust. The plan "severely compromises and trivializes the sanctity and importance of the present-day Ashram and the simplicity of the Ashram will be completely lost", in his opinion.
Mr. Amit Sachdeva is the trustee of Gandhian Society, India. Gandhian Society opened the first Gandhi Peace Museum in United States with the generous help of Aditya Birla Group. The museum is opened for public in Atlantic City in New Jersey would have a footfall of million people annually.
The museum dedicated to the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi having artefacts and digital display screens that are interactive and visitors will be able to interactively see the life events of the apostle of peace. The museum has partner with the Martin Luther King Foundation in displaying the life and messages of the two greatest men in the modern era, a media release said.
Amit Sachdeva with the founder of Gandhian Society Mr. Bhadra Butala Mr. Nitin Mathuria, President, Aditya Birla Group at the newly inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Peace Museum.