Speech at Pachaiyappa’s college,Madras Sep7,1927
VOICE : No Panchama is admitted.
Gandhi : This is a discovery to me. This institution should be flung open to Panchamas and Mussalmans. I would de-Hinduize this institution if a Panchamahas no entry here. (Hear! hear!) The fact that this is a Hindu institution is no reason why a Mussalman or a Panchama could not receive education here. I think it is high time that the trustees revise their constitution. This is a petition from me, and earnest and a very God-fearing Hindu, saturated with the spirit of Hinduism, not from a petty-fogging reformer, but from one who is trying to live the best in Hinduism. Mr. Principal, you will please convey this petition to the proper quarters, and it will be a great joy to me to hear during my sojourn in this presidency that my petition has been heard. I thank you for listening this message Young India 15-09-1927
(The Principal of the College in his vote of thanks said that attempts were being made to throw open the College to all classes of Indians)