Thursday, January 20th, 2011
The team got to enjoy a lazy morning before we headed out to tour New Delhi at 11:00AM. New Delhi, a city that is only around 100 years old is home to millions of people. A sea of motorized rickshaws fill the streets – turning and weaving what seems to be a controlled chaos. Surprisingly, the traffic moves very well!
Our first and most prominent stop today was the tour of Gandhi’s Gardens at the Birla House – where he lived off and on for many years. We not only toured the house but also got an opportunity to visit the gardens where he was assassinated. The grounds have the actual foots steps Gandhi took from his bedroom out into the gardens for his 5:00 prayers. The house is filled with many poignant scenes from Gandhi’s life as well as great historical achievements. The team really enjoyed reading the various “Gandhisms” throughout the house that gave great insight to his pure heart for all mankind. A day of remembrance will be honored in Delhi on January 30th – the day he was killed. Christians, muslims and hindus will worship together and hold a two minute moment of silence in honor of him.