The enduring ideals of Mahatma Ghandi of peace, inclusiveness and non-violence to foster an equal and inclusive society, despite ethnicity, religion, social and economic status will be celebrated and promoted at the 2 day Power of Peace Festival this October.
The History of the Festival
The Festival recounts the action of Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 when he led the Salt March as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, to protest British rule in India. The Salt March was a key action contributing to the Indian Independence Movement and the Indian Freedom struggle. Gandhi was accompanied by 78 marchers at the beginning of the 24 day journey with others joining along the way.
Gandhi once wrote: "There must be no impatience, no barbarity, no insolence, no undue pressure. If we want to cultivate a true spirit of democracy, we cannot afford to be intolerant. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause."