Exhibition: Influence of Gandhiji on the Indian Independence Struggle

Intel Corporation, founded in 1968, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue.

Intel promotes diversity at the workplace through various employee groups and celebrates various events on campus. The Indian Independence day celebrations at the Intel headquarters is a crowd favorite and draws over 200 people. This year one of the focus areas was the “Influence of Gandhiji on the Indian Independence Struggle”. The Gandhi Research Foundation(GRF) together with Gandhi Initiative at Silicon Valley were the resource people for the event. GRF helped this endeavor by providing invaluable exhibits on historic events and milestones in the Independence struggle. The audience were excited to see the extremely rare pictures on display like Gandhiji with Tagore, various stills from the Salt Satyagraha, Quit India Movement etc. People were also thrilled to know that GRF- the biggest center for Gandhian studies was involved in this effort.

Location : Intel Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Date: Aug 15 ,2014

Special Thanks to:

GRF  Intel

Some pictures from the event are below:

Inaugural Session of the Gandhi Initiative

The Gandhi initiative was formally inaugurated on Saturday May 10, 2014 by Dr.Michael Nagler(Professor Emeritus at UC Berkley, the founder of Metta center for Non-violence) by lighting the traditional lamp of Kerala. He also held an interactive session.

We visited the tranquil and transformative ashram and the memorial of Eknath Easwaran at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.

I followed it up with a visit to Dr.Myron Lunine, Gandhian scholar and Professor Emeritus at SFSU on Sunday who provided encouragement and invaluable inputs for this initiative. Dr.Lunine at present is teaching a course on Gandhian studies at SFSU.

I should also report that I had met Dr.Dennis Dalton, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University.

I look forward to organizing more activities, talks and other programs soon. Thank you all for your support !


Dr.Michael Nagler inaugurates the Gandhi Initiative by lighting a traditional Kerala lamp.

Dr.Michael Nagler inaugurates the Gandhi Initiative by lighting a traditional Kerala lamp.