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EGMH hosts field trip for 150 children from The Principal Religious Educaonal Center

Stepping inside the museum on Saturday, February 24, 2024, the students were immediately immersed in a world of history and inspira􀆟on, surrounded by exhibits showcasing the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi alongside those of other influen􀆟al figures such as Dr. Mar􀆟n Luther King, Jr. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and others who dedicated their lives to promo􀆟ng peace and justice.  Girl in a jacket The students were guided by museum docents and embarked on a journey through time, exploring photographs and interac􀆟ve displays that illuminated the profound impact of Gandhi and other peace leaders on shaping the course of history. Engrossed in stories of nonviolent resistance and courageous ac􀆟vism, the students gained a deeper understanding of the power of nonviolence, compassion, empathy, and perseverance in the face of adversity. The students le􀅌 the museum inspired and enlightened with newfound knowledge and a renewed sense of purpose, eager to carry forward the legacy of peace and jus􀆟ce in their own lives and communities. Principal Hassan Rajani shared their experience with us. “Our visit to the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston was truly transformative. Walking through the exhibits filled with the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi sparked profound reflections on the principles of peace, nonviolence, and social justice. Our group found inspiration in Gandhi’s timeless messages, which resonated deeply with our own values of compassion and empathy. Exploring the museum’s interactive displays and engaging with the knowledgeable staff facilitated meaningful discussions, fostering a greater understanding of Gandhi’s enduring legacy and its relevance in today’s world. We are grateful for the opportunity to have experienced such a thought-provoking and enlightening journey.Girl in a jacket As part of the museum experience, students were entertained by an uplifting performance from Express Children’s Theater. They also enjoyed demonstraions by Contemporary Handweavers of Houston. Through the act of spinning the charka, students learned invaluable lessons in self- sufficiency, mindfulness, and interconnectedness. They gained a profound appreciaion for the laborious yet meditative process of producing cloth—a process intimately tied to Gandhi’s philosophy of simplicity and self-reliance. Through this tactile experience, students understood the importance of sustainable living and the interconnectedness of all beings, realizing that every action, no mater how small, has ripple effects on the world around them. The charka spinning experience instilled in them a sense of empowerment, reminding them that by embracing simplicity and mindful consumpion, they can contribute to a more harmonious and equitable world. It was truly a distinct privilege for EGMH to host the children from PREC and we hope to share similar experiences with students throughout the Houston communities.

EGMH is Open to The Public

Good news! Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston is now open 6 days a week! The hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Thursday hours are extended to 7:00 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by visiting us at

India Independence Day Celebration

Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston attended the Independence Day Celebration at the Stafford Center on August 20, 2023. To help celebrate and spread the news of the museum’s opening, volunteers distributed over 500 flyers to attendees during the event.

A special thanks to (pictured left to right) Krishna Merchant, Pankaj Desai, Khushi Kawedia and Ayushi Kawedia for volunteering at the booth.

EGMH meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston received an honored invitation to meet Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Gurudev has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world.

Pictured left to right: Ajit Paralkar, Rita Kothari, Atul Kothari, Sri Sri Ravi, GV Krishnan, Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Krishnan, Prabha Bala, Sesh Bala and Allen Lea.

Volunteer Spotlight

Every month we will spotlight one of our amazing EGMH volunteers in the newsletter. This month, we would like to introduce Rani Chilukuri!

Where are you from?
Houston, but originally the Southern part of India. We moved here from Hyderabad in 1976.

Why did you join EGMH?
I like volunteering at this museum as I have been waiting so long for the project to be completed.

What do you like most about volunteering?
I like to meet new people and answer all their questions.

What is the last book that you read?
Becoming Michelle Obama

What is your favorite hobby?

What is the next place on your travel bucket list?
Greece and Barcelona

If you had to eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Salad and fruit.

What is one item that you could not live without?
My Phone

A huge thank you to Rani! We appreciate your continued support and the positive energy you bring to EGMH.

Visit the Museum Giftshop!

Stop by the museum today and visit the gift shop. From jewelry and books to souvenirs and home decoration, the EGMH gift shop has something for everyone!

Cannot make it in-person? Check out to browse all the special and unique items in the gift shop.

EGMH Partnering with 2023 Jaipur Literature Festival.

Get ready for the exhilarating return of the Jaipur Festival to Houston! The 6th edition of JLF Houston will be taking place from September 15th-17th, 2023.

Please find the schedule below or click here for more information. Registration is required. On September 15th:

– Afternoon Session followed by an Opening Reception at University of Houston: 3 PM onwards On September 16th:

– Full day of Sessions at Asia Society, Texas: 10 AM – 5:45 PM, followed by a Reception. On September 17th:

– Morning Session at Rothko Chapel: 9 AM onwards

– Reception followed by a Film Screening and a Session at Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston: 5 PM onwards

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