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Introduction

Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi Library introduces an exciting initiative to design and build the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum (EGMM) in Southwest Houston. The project is being led by Mr. Devinder Mahajan, Dr. Manish Wani, Mr. Atul Kothari, and Mr. Ajit Paralkar. We are seeking generous support from the community to successfully open the museum in 2019.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN & FEATURES

The EGMM will educate visitors about Gandhi’s life and provide an array of interactive experiences inspired by Gandhian thought. The 10,000 square foot, LEED certified facility will feature

  • MultimediaMultimedia Exhibits
  • ColorfulColorful Murals
  • MultipurposeMultipurpose Hall
  • GalleryGlimpses of Gandhi Gallery
  • StampStamp Exhibition
  • LibraryLibrary
  • GardenMulti—sensory Garden
  • OutdoorOutdoor Spaces

HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The EGMM will be a popular field trip destination for school children from across the Greater Houston area. Educational programs will be aligned with Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards. The museum will also offer an array of programs for adults, including workshops, seminars, classes, summer peace camps, and Wisdom of Gandhi workshops in collaboration with Unity of Houston.

PROJECT TIMELINE

In May 2017, the Mahatma Gandhi Library (MGL) acquired a 3-acre property at Beltway 8 South and Riceville School Road. RdlR Architects is designing this beautiful facility. The goal is to open the museum in 2019 during the Gandhi Sesquicentennial Year.

May 2017

In May 2017, the Mahatma Gandhi Library (MGL) acquired a 3—acre property at Beltway 8 South and Riceville School Road.

RdlR Architects is designing this beautiful facility.

2019

The goal is to open the museum in 2019 during the Gandhi Sesquicentennial Year.

MUSEUM CAMPAIGN

The total cost for the museum, including land, construction, endowment, program development, exhibits and maintenance, is $8.5 million. Thus far, $2 million has been committed to the project by the MGL Board of Trustees, donor pledges, and an in—kind donation ($0.5 million) by the Aditya Birla Group. We are launching a campaign to raise the remaining $6.5 million and are seeking support from individuals and foundations who appreciate the significance of this unique project. O r community’s support is vital to Keeping the Flame Alive.

The total cost for the museum is $8.5 million

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