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Gandhi Jayanti 2015 Poster and Essay Contest

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The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum received nearly 60 entries for the Gandhi Jayanti contest this year and received works from school systems throughout the Birmingham area. We’d like to thank the office of Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson and the 100 Days of Nonviolence initiative for sponsorship of this event.

Please join us in congratulating all of these talented 6th – 12th graders!


Palavi Ahuja, Spain Park High School, 9th grade, One Vision One World (artwork)

Saniya Champion, W.J. Christian School, 6th grade, Wise Words (artwork)

Paris Dickens, Shades Valley High School, 11th grade, Gandhi and MLK (artwork)

Benjamin Gerety, The Altamont School, 9th grade, Seeing Through the Eyes of Faith (artwork)

Esther Lee, Pizitz Middle School, Untitled (artwork)

Michelle Nguyen, Jefferson County School of Visual Art, 11th grade, Gandhi’s Influence (artwork)

Kendall Tucker, A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. (essay)

Please click through to see a slideshow of all the entries and check back in the coming months for information on next year’s contest!

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Essays included:

3rd Place: The Influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. by Johnathon Rodgers P.D. Jackson Olin High School, 11th grade

Honorable Mention: Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. By Kendall Tucker A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club

Let Freedom Ring by Caleb Staddard G.W. Carver High School, 11th grade

Nonviolence, Peace and Love by Cardell Jones G.W. Carver High School, 11th grade