This week in our Monday morning gathering we had a small Valentine’s party. During our party Robin talked to us about what is love and sang two love songs. Then (Louise) a Waldorf high school student handed out Valentine cards. After that we talked about the weather, stars and our weekend.
In our Thursday morning College, Ruth T. told us about Mahatma Gandhi. He was born in India on October 2nd, 1869. At the age of thirteen he got married. He went to England, learned to speak English and studied to become a lawyer. He practiced law in South Africa and was discriminated against because he was Indian. He wanted to gain more rights for the Indians in South Africa. In 1915, Gandhi returned to India and became the leader of the Indian Nationalist movement. He started his non violent protest movement. His most famous protest was the Salt March where he tried to tell the government not to raise taxes on salt. Gandhi and his followers marched to the sea in order to make salt from seawater. He also encouraged the Indian people to make their own clothes. Gandhi was determined to gain independence for India from Great Britain. He was arrested many times for his non violent disobedience. In 1947 India achieved independence. Mahatma Gandhi was shot in 1948. He is famous for his social reforms, peaceful protests and tolerance for all races and religions. He inspires us to take the road of peace and not the road of war.