In October of 1947, Mohandas Gandhi gave a piece of paper to his visiting grandson, Arun Gandhi, upon which was written the following list — a list he said contained “the seven blunders that human society commits, and that cause all the violence.”
From the Times of India:
Sixty four years after his death, Mahatma Gandhi’s name today created a fresh world record in the Guinness Book as 485 underprivileged boys brought out a peace march dressed as ‘Bapu’.
Flaunting khadi attire and Gandhi caps, the group of boys wore round-framed spectacles and walked with sticks as they brought alive memories of Gandhi’s historic Dandi march.
Aged between ten and sixteen, the kids, most of whom are from single mothers, walked for half a kilometre distance at Mayo Road in central Kolkata during the peace march.
Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948 by Hindu nationalist Nathuram Godse.