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Gandhi's Grandson Event at Baha'i Center

Last night was an amazing event! The Jain and Indian Society sponsored the event along with the Baha'is at the Baha'i Center to welcome Gandhi's Grandson to Rochester officially! We Chief of Police was there, and he stated he has been studying the Baha'i Faith for 20 years! Wow! He was just enstated as police chief a month ago. And Assemblyman David Koon came for political representation and also introduced Gandhi... he had the Baha'i host Carl Appleton, then the Indina Jain guy, then the police chief and then the assemblyman introduce him! Then he talked, and he was told by an audience memeber that he sounded like his grandfather. He told a story about how his grandfather decided to sell his signature for five Rubies to raise money for something, and he had tried to sneak his own book into the pile to get his grandfathers signature, and his grandfather said no, that he needs to earn the money and notjust get it from his parents if he wants his signature, and he was deternmined to get it free since it was his granfather and they had this little thing going on and one and how he would go into diplomatics meetings where grandfather was talking politics and he thought he could nag him into giving a signautre, but grandfather just held him close to his chest and put his hand over his mouth and the meeting would continue as thought the boy was not in the room! He was assainated before he could get his signautre. This in itself made me feel extremely sad for this man up there talking...... ironice,because I went to him before he talked,and I gave a copy of my third eye awake drawing and told him thank you for coming to the Baha'i Center, and he was confused for a moment and asked if I wante himto sign it,and i said, no it's for you as a thank you, it's my art, but you could sign this book that you wrote! which he did. fair exchange in my mind.then he gives this talk about signatures! At least I bartered a drawing! I then proceeded to snap photo after photo of the event as it unfolded. I missed my call to be a journalist! I love photodocumenting events! Any ways, I aplologized to him in the middle of it all for being annoying.... I know it is to be photographed... my dad taught me that when I was growing up and he followed me all over the place and snapped photos of me all over the place...... annoying. At opne point I was asked to snape a group photo, which I was more than happy to do, and the Assemblyman was in it as well. I am goingto uplad the photos to the site for our local members to see the event. It was announced last night that the M.k. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence is going to reloacte from Tennysee to Rochester New Yok and the goal is to make Rochester the "City of Peace" in the whole of USA! I am so out of my mind psyched!!!!! All photos about to be seen, including the one I posted last nihgt, are copyright Evelyn Cammarano 2006 and reproduction of any of them without my permission is against my wishes and legally not sound, so, please let me know if you want to copy them and I need credit. I need to be given credit so I can have credit and network, friends!

Evelyn Cammarano and Arun Gandhi
Photographer, Evelyn Cammarano Za-Wowy Art copyright 2006
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the last photo courtesy of Robert Rosenfeld!
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