On October 28, 1931, Mahatma Gandhi spoke at the Montessori Training College, London.
A few excerpts from that speech:
“….. and as I was watching the children, my whole heart went out to the millions of the children of the semi starved villages of India, and I asked myself as my heart went out to those children, “Is it possible for me to give them those lessons and the training that are being given under your system, to those children?”
“….. I repeat that even as you , out of your love for children are endeavoring to teach children, through your numerous institutions, even so I hope that it will be possible not only for the children of the wealthy and the well-to-do, but for the children of paupers to receive training of this nature.”
This was what Mahatma Gandhi wanted for each and every child of India.