SUMIT GANDHI SPEAKING TO GOV CHRISTIE YOU TUBE
ADDRESED TO GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ON DEC 21 AT A PUBLIC MEETING
Good Afternoon to Governor Christie and every one present here. My name is Sumit Gandhi and I am 12 yrs old. Recently in a similar public meeting the Governor advised Zack Martini a sixth grader from my School about how to win in School elections. Unfortunately Zack still lost the election. Since only the Governor has the solution to my problem that’s why I am here. I did sent a letter to you Sir with a request for personal meeting. I know that you are a very busy person for that reason I have traveled all the way from
“With due respect to the Governor and every one present here, I have a question for each one of you. Mike said there will be a special bus taking Joshua home later and asked “Right Sumit” Sumit is my first name”. All I said was “Yeah there is” and I walked away from the scene. Both Mike and Joshua are not my friends I do not socialize with them at all. With Joshua I have Spanish and with Mike I have Spanish and Band as common classes. Accidentally I was with them for less than Three minutes. I request the Governor to tell me if this was bullying by me? Please Sir answer with your yes or no only and if you don’t want to answer Sir please say so. After that only I will tell you Sir what my School Supervisor has to say about this.
My Supervisor Michael Plias says I have done bullying and he forced me to write I bullied Joshua to be funny and cool. For Mike Mr. Plias is saying Mike realized after speaking with him that what Mike said to Joshua was wrong. If I have done bullying according to Mr. Plias how come Mike who made the actual comment and initiated the incident has not done bullying? Just because he is Christian he has not done bullying and myself being a Hindu has done bullying by saying “Yeah there is” to Joshua from Jewish community that controls the
Again I really would like to know from the Governor and every adult sitting in this room, “how Student 3 myself should have behaved in that unintentional unplanned accidental Two to Three minutes encounter with Mike and Joshua or for that matter how any 12 year old is supposed to behave in such a situation?
Since November 17 I am scared to go to school and I could not sleep at night Just because I am a Hindu and I am different than the majority Jews and Christians of my town; I can be accused of things which I may not have committed. I am not an adult and do not understand legal matters. My humble request to the Governor is please protect my rights for being a Hindu. Please ensure Racial Equality and Equal Rights for me in my School. Further I request the Governor to ensure that no Michael Plias can force a Surya from Hindu community to write contrary to what actually happened. No Michael Plias should be able to shield a Mike accused of wrong doing just because Mike happens to be a Jew or Christian. Mr. Michael Plias has damaged my self esteem and shattered my trust in my School where every one is supposed to be equal. Thank you for listening to me Sir.
This is for the Media please stop discriminating me for being a Hindu. I respect and honor that
Sumit Gandhi Grade 7TH
Dear Governor Christie,
L.2002, c.83, s.2; amended 2007, c.129, s.1; 2010, c.122, s.11.
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