Gandhi Salt March an all-round success

2016-05-05 06:00

ANOTHER successful Gandhi Salt March was held on Saturday 24 April, which drew a large crowd of participants in support of the values the event represents.

Trustee of the Gandhi Development Trust, Kidar Ramgobin, said this year saw a link with Martin Luther King Foundation being forged through the participation of Professor Julie Washington from Atlanta, Georgia who gave a powerful message of support.

Linda Zama from the KZN Premier’s office, Logie Naidoo from eThekwini Municipality, Consul General of

India for Durban, Rajagopalan Raghunathan, Bishop Mike Voster and Hindu Swami from the Ananda Marg all prayed and gave messages of support.

Many temple groups brought young participants from their faiths and schools such as the Durban High School, while others brought large numbers of young people to participate.

Large numbers also came from Inanda and Phoenix communities, who turned out in force to support the march.

The oldest participants were two 82-year-old men and a 76-year-old woman, who took the 5km route in their stride, while the event’s youngest entrant was a 15-month-old infant, who completed their second Gandhi March.

“We attracted some 840 participants, and this year we attracted volunteers from the public and the Durban Youth Council, who did an excellent job in assisting,” said Ramgobin.

“We thank all the participants, volunteers, service providers, the Indian Consulate of Durban, eThekweni Municipality, the Premier’s Office and the Salt March Committee for supporting this annual event,” he added.


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