About Founder Shri. Bhadra Butala

Our founder Shri Bhadra Butala is a humble and devoted Gandhian born in Gujarat India. He grew up in ‘New India’ soon after it gained independence; a time when Gandhian Thinking was forefront in the hearts and minds of people in rural India. The spirit of doing something for India and its people was entrenched from very young age in him. During his long association with various organizations in India, Shri Butalaji persistently worked towards promoting the values and teachings of Mahatma Gandhiji.

After coming to USA in early 1980s, he continued to pursue in what he believed to be the ‘Ideal way of life. Shri Butalaji believes that in a world currently engaged in violent wars on so many fronts, the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi could help attain some much needed clarity and peace. The truth is Gandhian philosophy is truly global and our world has lot to learn from it. Gandhiji always maintained there could be no change in the world if we are not ready to change ourselves. Keeping this in mind, Shri Butalaji actively started rural public works, educational scholarships, and leadership & awareness camps based on Gandhiji’s teachings.

Shri Bhadra Butala has always believed in the principals of truthfulness in one's thought, speech and action, non-violence (ahimsa) and simplicity in living. Shri Butalaji is determined and devoted his life to promote the same by his various charitable and promotional works.

Gandhian SOciety Founder Shri.Bhadra Butala Message

I was fortunate to be born in a PushtimargiyaVaishnava family in a small town of North Gujarat India, where I grew up surrounded by unconditional love and spirituality. In my family spontaneous, selfless and motiveless service to humanity was strongly observed. My father was deeply drawn towards teaching Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truth), Seva (selfless service) and Prem (Love to humanity). For generations our family has been ‘Vaidya’ (Practitioners in Ayurvedic Medicine) and many of these principles were at the heart of Gandhiji’s teaching. The thoughts of Mahatma Gandhiji are universal, appealing and apply to all generations, carrying these thoughts in head, heart and in action is not easy. I have inherited these values and strive to live by them every day of my life.

I feel helpless when I see the world in turmoil, grief and sorrow inflicted in millions of people and differences between our ideals. However, Mahatma Gandhi inspired the world with his faith in truth and justice for all humanity. He even loved those who fought against him in order to bring peace with non-violence. I have genuinely come to believe that Mahatma Gandhiji’s teaching has best guidelines for social, economic, environmental and spiritual issues that we face today. I also believe that if proper education and awareness of Gandhian thoughts can make huge difference in future of our society.

In my sincere effort to “Be the Change,” I have attempted to organize various Gandhian activities in India and in USA. Gandhian Society USA is one such humble place where like-minded Gandhians can come together and bring the change to make our world a better place.

Keeping in mind the need of Gandhian education and awareness of his teachings in USA, I am sincerely working on a permanent museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhiji in USA where anyone can come have a glimpse of Gandhiji’s great life and his message.

Thank You
Bhadra Butala

About Gandhian Society

Gandhian Society is located in Edison New Jersey... in the heart of Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut).
We are currently working with many Gandhian NGOs and all other organizations who are inspired by Gandhiji such as America's own apostle of non-violence, Martin Luther King.

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    1412, Oak Tree Road Iselin,
    New Jersey-08830

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