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Be the change

                         that you wish to see

                                       in the world.

                                                   "As human beings,
                      our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world
                                       – that is the myth of the atomic age –

                                       as in being able to remake ourselves.”

                 If you change yourself you will change your world. If you change how you think
                 then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world
               around you will change. Not only because you are now viewing your environment
               through new lenses of thoughts and emotions but also because the change within
                  can allow you to take action in ways you wouldn’t have – or maybe even have
                             thought about – while stuck in your old thought patterns.

                                                       Mahatma Gandhi

              Gandhi's teachings are convincing, consistent, and coherent, his philosophy based on three principles: non-violence (ahimsa), the
               ght for truth (satyagraha) and individual and political freedom (swaraj). In his  ght for peace he sought advice from the teachings
              of Buddha and the Prophet Mohammed. Gandhi also believed that pure faith could unite people of di erent religions.

              In January 2019 we were honoured to have His Excellency Dr. R. K. Raghavan,
              the Indian High Commissioner, speak to year 4 on the occasion of the
              150 anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth

              Mr Lambon welcomed guests from the High Commission and an attentive
              year 4 followed videos on Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy, relevance today and
              favourite ‘Bhajan’ (devotional song)
              His Excellency Dr Raghavan spoke on the topic and answered questions,
              and copies of Gandhi’s autobiography “My Experiments with Truth”
              were distributed among students and donated to the School Library.
              As Andreas Lois in 4Y said in his vote of thanks, Gandhi continues to inspire
              young people today
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