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Remembering Gandhi

University students will celebrate the 130th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth tomorrow through three service projects.

"He was a great leader and a big promoter of unity," said Shruti Chandra, a third-year Engineering student and president of the Indian Students' Association. "He was also known for promoting non-violent means for resolving conflict."

Gandhi, who was an inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr., helped with India's struggle for independence in the 1940s and advocated helping those in need.

The event, sponsored by the Muslim Students' Association and the Hindu Students' Council, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Rotunda with breakfast and registration.

Following a guest speaker, students will split into three groups to complete three service projects - making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the needy, painting the inside of a Habitat for Humanity home and, weather permitting, cutting wood for people who cannot afford heat. Students can also register on the Lawn today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Compiled by Christie McLaughlin

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