We bring to you two positive messages for our organic khadi masks.  The first, ‘Act with Diligence’, is from Gandhi’s grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi.  The second ‘Symbol of Global Unity’ is from Lord Parekh. These messages are a testimony to the work of Khadi London and Where Does It Come From? . A tribute to their efforts to protect lives and livelihoods during these difficult times.

Gopalkrishna is currently Distinguished Professor of history and Politics at Ashoka University. He was the Governor of West Bengal from 2004 to 2009. As an administrative officer he served as Secretary to the President of India and as a former diplomat he was the High Commissioner of South Africa and Sri Lanka. In 2015, he translated the Tamil classic, the Tirukkural, into English. He was nominee of an opposition alliance for Vice President of India 2017 elections.  

Gopalkrishna Gandhi (left) and Lord Parekh (centre) at the 2019 Annual Lecture of Gandhi Foundation

Lord Bhikhu Parekh chaired the Commission on The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (1998 – 2000). He was Professor of Political Theory at the University of Hull from 1982 to 2001, and, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster from 2001 to 2009. He served as president of the Academy of Social Sciences from 2003 to 2008.

Act with Diligence: Message from Gopalkrishna Gandhi

As we increasingly imbibe and breathe that we do not want to, or should not have to, it becomes necessary to protect ourselves and each other by mental and physical screens to be and stay clean. Break that long line of thirty six words into essential segments and you get twenty two :

  • increasingly imbibe
  • breathe
  • do not want
  • should not have to
  • necessary to protect
  • ourselves
  • and each other
  • mental
  • physical
  • screens
  • stay clean

Now, break those down to their core and you get nine:

  • breathe 
  • protect
  • yourself
  • each other
  • screens
  • to stay clean

Then, further reduce those nine to four:

  • screens to stay clean

And reflecting on those four, go back to the first thirty six, see their superfluity, act with diligence.

Symbol of Global Unity: Message from Lord Parekh

 “In these times of global spread of Coronavirus all human beings share common problems and need to find a common solution. A uniform mask is a good symbol of global unity. The masks that these ladies have produced is significant, made as it is made of cotton and organic sewing thread, it displays human dependence on nature and sends out a appropriate messages to the world in these alarming times.”

Journey of our Organic Face Masks

Tailoring of organic face masks
Organic masks getting ready for dispatch
Happy faces with organic face masks

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