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Gandhi Exhibition 2009 K.P. Centre

Gandhi Exhibition 2009 K.P. Centre

Family Tree a tribute to Life of Gandhi Exhibition
K.P. Centre, Kenton, Middlesex. The UK at the age of 59

A dream came true and we held the “Mohan to Mahatma Gandhi” exhibition at K P Centre. Some volunteers went to K P Hall at 6.00 am to set up the exhibition by fixing display boards to the metal frames, erecting the Books display, hanging Flag of India (5.5m) in form of Sarees, arranging stalls to give away Gandhi books with write-ups and photo in memory of my parents, and Gandhi Katha; creating 160 seating cinema area for showing 45 minutes of the documentary of Gandhi in English and 132 minutes full-length video as the last show;

Picture of Family Tree a tribute to Life of Gandhi Exhibition K.P. Centre, Kenton, Middlesex Oshwal Centre

The doors opened to the public at 9.00 am We had guests throughout the day in approximate number exceeding 2,000

VIP’s who attended included:


  • Deputy Mayoress Councillor Janet Mote
  • Deputy Mayor Councillor Chris Mote
  • Tony McNulty – MP for Harrow East
  • Barry Gardiner – MP for Brent North
  • Navin Shah – Councillor & London Assemblymember
  • Jitendra Kumar – 1st Secretary of Indian High Commission – London
  • Vijay K Mehta – 2nd Secretary of Indian High Commission – London
  • Dr Jagdish Dave MBE – President of Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
  • Bhanubhai Pandya – Secretary of Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
  • Keith Tomes – Ex-Mayor of Harrow
  • Harshad Patel – Councillor of BrentThe visitors were requested to complete the evaluation forms for our records. Tea and water were provided and refreshments were available for purchase. The visitors left the exhibition with lots of emotion as it brought them the memories of Bapu, which had not been discussed or seen for a long time.After studying the Evaluation forms, emails and phone calls, we learnt that the public wanted this exhibition to be continued at other community venues, schools, central London and make this exhibition mobile and take it abroad. Some also wanted books to be published. In doing this it would freshen up the memories of the older generation, it would educate the youth and in some cases clear the misinterpretations.To achieve this success we had a lot of support from our friends and relatives and to name a few Jay Mistry (my brother in law) did all the artworks, designing, printing and structural of the exhibits, including the stands; Nilesh Ambasana and his friends/team did help in assembly of all the stands and making of the books stand; Daksha and Hasu Parmar arranged the decoration of the hall, dressing and arranging with Satishbhai (as Gandhi); Satishbhai Umeria (acted as Gandhi – whole day), Mukesh Gohil arranged Music system, Jit Chudasama and our Vrush looked after the Gandhi documentary; my cousin Ashwin and family; the list would be endless. Even those who are not named are appreciated for the hard work done to make it a success.It gave us a good opportunity to spread the awareness of the exhibition due to festive season of: Paryushan, Eid, Navratri, Yagna, Gandhi Jayanti, Poonam Garba, Zanzibar Re-Union, Dhan Teras, Diwali, Hindu New Year, etc.

    The next exhibition will consist of:

  • Bio data of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • Sobhag Haria and family welcome you
  • In loving memory of my parents
  • Practising what is preached
  • Photo biography of Gandhi
  • “Pujya Mahatma Gandhi Kirti Mandir” in Porbandar
  • “Kasturba Gandhi Memorial” in Porbandar
  • “Sabarmati Ashram” in Ahmedabad
  • “Mani Bhavan” in Mumbai
  • Rajghat & Gandhi Smriti – The place of Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom in Delhi
  • History of the Indian Flag
  • Fact and figures of India
  • Extract & quotes from some famous people
  • Gandhi’s quotes
  • Sale of selected, latest and most wanted Books and Quotes.
  • Posters for sale – approx size 18” x 24” ready for display or mounting
  • To view my collection of Gandhi Books and research
  • T-Shirts with Gandhi photo print in White and Black, assorted sizes.
  • Sale of Sarees in Indian flag colours (Orange, white, and Green) with blouse & lining pieces.
  • Souvenir Sales
  • Gandhi In London Phase (1889-1893)
  • Life Summary Table
  • Stamps in over 100 countries bearing Gandhi picture
  • Nehru and Gandhi relationship
  • Gandhi Family Tree of 12 generations prepared by me after contacting and gathering data from Gandhi family members; • Feedback
  • Free Gandhi Visual Biography in Gujarati & English
  • Audio set of 7 CD’s for Gandhi Katha narrated by Narayan Desai
  • Complimentary Tea and snacks to purchase
  • Slide show
  • Documentary of Gandhi 45minutes short & 132minutes full version on him and not act by anyone else;
    Trained volunteers to explain at each section dressed in Gandhi T-Shirts or Indian flag coloured sarees

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