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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."


Mahatma Gandhi


Amit as Gandhian


Amit Sachdeva is a renowned Gandhian, deeply inspired by the principles and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He regards himself as a disciple of Gandhi, dedicating his life to spreading the messages of peace and nonviolence that Gandhi championed. As a trustee and founder of numerous Gandhian organizations, including the Mahatma Foundation, Amit is committed to promoting Gandhi's ideals around the globe, especially in these troubled times marked by conflicts such as the Gaza and Palestine conflict, the Russia-Ukraine war, and widespread politics of hatred.


Amit's vision is to create a world where Gandhi's principles of truth, nonviolence, and compassion prevail. Through the Mahatma Foundation, he works tirelessly to educate and inspire individuals and communities to adopt peaceful means of conflict resolution and to foster a culture of understanding and empathy.

One of Amit's significant contributions to the global Gandhian movement is the establishment of the prestigious Mahatma Award. This award, the highest honor for social impact leaders and change-makers worldwide, recognizes and celebrates those who have made significant contributions to society by embodying Gandhi's values. Supported by Rajashree Birla and the Aditya Birla Group, the Mahatma Award has become a symbol of excellence in social impact, bringing together leaders from various fields who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.

Amit's close relationship with the members of Mahatma Gandhi's family and his extensive involvement in Gandhian organizations have positioned him as a prominent voice in promoting Gandhi's legacy. He is frequently invited to speak at international forums, sharing insights on how Gandhi's teachings can address contemporary global issues and inspire a more peaceful and just world.


Through his unwavering commitment to Gandhi's principles, Amit Sachdeva continues to be a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change, advocating for a world where peace and nonviolence are not just ideals but a reality.

An association with Arun Manilal Gandhi

Amit Sachdeva had the honor of collaborating with the late Arun Manilal Gandhi, the esteemed grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in the United States. Mr. Arun Gandhi held Amit Sachdeva in high regard, particularly admiring his numerous initiatives to promote the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. Among these, the Mahatma Award stood out, earning Arun Gandhi's endorsement as the most prestigious recognition for social impact leaders and changemakers worldwide.

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A tribute


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 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.

His love for humanity knew no bounds, and he dedicated himself to breaking down barriers and building bridges. Arun firmly believed that it is through genuine understanding and empathy that we can overcome the divisions that plague our world. He tirelessly worked towards fostering harmony, encouraging us to celebrate our shared humanity rather than focus on our differences.

Arun Manilal Gandhi's legacy will endure, not only through his writings and speeches but through the countless lives he touched. His presence was a beacon of hope, reminding us that even in the face of adversity, we must hold fast to our values and principles. His unwavering commitment to truth and justice inspired us to stand up for what is right, even when it may seem daunting.

Today, as we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, let us not mourn his loss, but celebrate the profound impact he had on our lives. Let us honour his memory by embodying the values he cherished so dearly. Let us carry forward his message of love, nonviolence, and social justice, ensuring that his tireless efforts were not in vain.

Arun Manilal Gandhi, your presence graced our lives, and the world is forever changed because of you. Your wisdom, compassion, and unwavering dedication will continue to guide us as we strive to make this world a better place. Rest in peace, dear Arun, knowing that your light will forever shine bright in our hearts. Thank you for the invaluable lessons and the immeasurable impact you had on each of us.

Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee - A relationship of mutual admiration.

Amit Sachdeva shares a close and cherished relationship with Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and the Chairperson of the National Gandhi Museum in Rajghat, New Delhi. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee is an accomplished writer and a fervent advocate of Gandhi's philosophy, dedicating her life to promoting his teachings of peace, nonviolence, and compassion.


Their bond is not just professional but deeply personal. Amit fondly calls her "Maa," reflecting the maternal respect and affection he holds for her. In return, she lovingly refers to him as "Amit Bhai," embracing him as a brother. This warm relationship underscores their shared commitment to carrying forward the Gandhian legacy and their mutual respect and admiration for each other's efforts in this noble cause.


In the company of renowned Gandhians

As a young Gandhian, I have had the privilege to meet and learn from many esteemed Gandhian thinkers and practitioners. Through these interactions, we discuss, exchange, and share various aspects of Gandhism, aiming to apply these principles to make the world a better place. These experiences have enriched my understanding of Gandhi's philosophy, allowing me to continually learn and integrate these teachings into my life and work. My journey is fueled by the collective wisdom of these encounters, guiding me in my commitment to promoting peace, nonviolence, and social justice.


Amit Sachdeva | Gandhian, Constitutional Lawyer, known as the CSR Man of India

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