Activists commence 365 days of march for peace and justice

08 Oct 2019, 12:00 am
Financial Nigeria

Summary

The historic march seeks to signify that even today, a nonviolent peace force can be assembled.

Two hundred people, mainly Indians, on October 2, 2019, marched out of Raj Ghat (the place where Mahatma Gandhi’s remains were buried) in New Delhi, and began a long 365-day march to Geneva to bring nonviolence advocacy to international policymakers and other stakeholders.
    
The historic march seeks to signify that even today, a nonviolent peace force can be assembled from a motley group of people from various backgrounds, and that they can bring sobriety and reverence to peace with justice, in an advocacy for the survival of our planet, human beings and all living things.
    
With the white and green flags carried by participants, the organisers said they aim to arouse ecological consciousness and call for responses to the world’s deepening economic, social and environmental crises.
    
The Global Peace March will travel through India, Iran, South Caucuses (Armenia/Georgia) and then after crossing the Black Sea continue through four Balkan States before arriving in Italy, followed by Switzerland.


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