It is only fitting that today, on Martin Luther King Day, we remember that we were not the only ones inspired by “Aunt Ida’s” love and compassion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Dr. Ida Scudder and the CMC Vellore Medical School, in 1928. It was an historic occasion when two great souls sat together. Two people who have gone on to inspire generations of Indians.
Gandhi’s love and compassion for his fellow countrymen and his determination for his people to be free and independent, through non-violence, spread far beyond the people of India. Gandhi’s principals ignited the imagination and passion of an American who would go on to lead his nation in a Civil Rights Movement that would change a country and its people.