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.