'Honorary citizen' of Houston

28 February, 2005

An audience of nearly 300 came to the Houston Community College’s Southwest Campus auditorium to hear Mayor Bill White name Rajmohan Gandhi an "honorary citizen" of Houston. Rajmohan was introduced by Skand Tayal, consul general of India, as one who "has held the torch of ideas lit and has kept it high over his head and over the community in India". But when Rajmohan Gandhi took the podium, he spoke not of himself, but of his famous grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi — his life, the character of his nonviolence and his legacy.