Gandhi Legacy Tour made the following press announcement today.
120th Anniversary of Racist Discrimination that changed the World
In its 16th year, and on the 120th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s first act of non-violent civil resistance, Gandhi Legacy Tours has announced two new philanthropic travel missions in India and South Africa to be led by Arun and Tushar Gandhi
Dana Point, CA June 5, 2013: “It was exactly 120 years ago on June 7 that Mohandas K. Gandhi was thrown off a train in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in a racist act that transformed a lawyer into a Mahatma — Great Soul,” said Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi today.
To mark the occasion Dr. Gandhi, president of Gandhi Legacy Tours and Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, announced two additional educational tours to South Africa and India, to understand the philosophy of nonviolence and its application in the 21st century, which is rapidly becoming the most violent in history. “If this world is to be saved from self-destruction,” Dr. Gandhi said. “Nonviolence is inevitable.”
The proposed two new tours are the Gandhi Legacy of Love Tour of India and the Gandhi Satyagraha Legacy Tour of South Africa. The original Gandhi Legacy Tour was started in 1998 and over 16 years a few hundred students later, young and old have been exposed to the many facets of the philosophy of nonviolence. Apart from visiting key places where Gandhi lived and worked, the tour includes projects started by young individuals inspired by Gandhi’s applied philosophy and writings.
The racial incident that occurred on June 7, 1893, was traumatic enough to change the life of Gandhi. As President Nelson Mandela said: “India sent a man to South Africa and we sent back a Mahatma.”
Dr. Gandhi, noted peace and human rights activist, not only personally leads the group every year but also participates in dialogues and discussions throughout the tour.
2013-14 Gandhi Tour Dates:
Gandhi Legacy: Dec 29 2013 – January 13 2014
Gandhi Legacy of Love: Dec 2 2013 – Dec 15 2013