Gandhi birthday festival

2014-09-29 00:00

THE historic Pietermartizburg railway station will become a cultural melting pot on Sunday in celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birthday.

The Gandhi Memorial Committee and Msunduzi Municipality have organised a Gandhi Peace Walk from Freedom Square to the railway Station. Once at the station the cultural festivities will take place.

The event organiser, Paddy Maharaj said the Peace Walk will start at 1.30 pm in Freedom Square next to the central taxi rank in Church Street.

He said the procession would stop at the Gandhi Statue en-route to the station to pay homage. The march is expected to take about 30 minutes.

Recently appointed Consul general of India, Rajagopalan Raghunathan will be guest of honour at the festival.

Maharaj said that besides dance, drama and song there will also be speeches on Gandhi and Mandela’s ideology. He encouraged young people to attend the event to learn and help preserve our history.

The organisers said safe parking would be provided and there would be a shuttle service to take drivers back to Freedom Square to pick up their cars.

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