Association of Indians in America

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We are running the Gandhi Award Contest for last 18 years. We continue to make progress with increasing participation levels every year. Over the last 18 years we have 'touched' over 100,000 children, teachers and family members. We must continue to reinforce the importance of peace, non-violence and racial and religious harmony.

Gandhi Award Contest 2022
(Open for all New Jersey Middle and High School students)

Theme for 2022:
“Honest Disagreement is Often a Good Sign of Progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
Application 2022 (PDF File)
Application 2022 (Word File)
Top 15 Contestants of 2022 Gandhi Award Contest

Name of the Winner

Aditya Raj Bernards High School
Alejandra Sofia Fernandez Ventnor Middle School
Arya Phirke Grover Middle School
Bianca Aguilar Ventnor Middle School
Cole Charles Hewitt Ventnor Middle School
Donovan James Palma Ventnor Middle School
Emanuel Zuleta Ventnor Middle School
Erin Lee TE Harrington Middle School
Kadence Owusu-Mensah Fisher Middle School
Long Ji Cai Ventnor Middle School
Nathanial Lam Ventnor Middle School
Sadie Elise Bober Memorial Middle School
Sherri Rose Surenian Memorial Middle School
Sofia Marie Delgado-Salazar Ventnor Middle School
Sydney (Talia) Rice Ventnor Middle School


Important: Please note we cannot have the in-person or virtual ceremony this year due to a range of factors. Instead, in early October, we will mail a certificate and award check to each winner at the school address stated on your application form. 



Top 20 Contestants of 2021 Gandhi Award Contest
Name of the Student School 
Aastha Tushar Pandya Absegami High School
Aditya Raj Bernards High School
Charlie Patrick Quinn Bernardsville Middle School
Charlotte Reece Orton Jackson Liberty High School
Chloe Heyn Lee River Dell High School
Dakota Neuls Jackson Liberty High School
Demetra Anita Delaportas Norwood Public School
Erin Dahae Kim Norwood Public School
Isabella Fantazzia Ventnor Middle School
Jack Henry Martin Bernardsville Middle School
Jiho Shin Norwood Public School
Juliana Urban River Dell High School
Kadence Owusu-Mensah Fisher Middle School
Kristen Lee Bernardsville Middle School
Laura Velasco Bernardsville Middle School
Lindsey Patricia Ludwig Point Pleasant Borough High School
Rodinah Mohamed Ventnor Middle School
Seokyeong Vena Lee Norwood Public School
Veronica Cumbrera Ventnor Middle School
Viviana Grace Arriaga Ventnor Middle School

A virtual award ceremony was held on Sunday October 24, 2021.


2020 Gandhi Award Celebration

Part 1    Part 2 

2020 Key Note Address by Glynis Sherard