Power of Peace Festival – 29 October

The Power of Peace Festival will take place on Sunday 29 October 2017, with Festival highlights to include:

Inauguration of the Festival at the Mahatma Gandhi Inspiration Bridge

Location: Mahatma Gandhi Inspiration Bridge, Robelle Domain Parkland, Springfield, in the City of Ipswich
Time: 8.30am
Event Description: The Power of Peace Festival will be inaugurated at the Mahatma Gandhi Inspiration Bridge in the presence of key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Cultural Program at Robelle Domain Parkland

Location: Robelle Domain Parkland, Springfield, in the city of Ipswich.
Time: From 9am
Event Description: The cultural program will commence with a traditional Welcome to Country, followed by a welcome by the Mayor of the City of Ipswich and other dignitaries. A Power of Peace Choir will also performed with the Ipswich City Orchestra.
Attendees: Key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds are invited to participate and are requested to bring their flags.

Peace and Wellness Salt March Walk (1.2km)
Location: Walk from Robelle Domain Parkland 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central to Springfield Central.
Time: From 10.45am to 11.15am
Event Description:This is a re-enactment of the Gandhi Salt March with Ishara Puppetry Procession. The Salt March, also known as the Dandi March and the Dandi Satyagraha, was an act of “nonviolent civil disobedience” in colonial India initiated by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to produce salt from the seawater in the coastal village of Dandi, as was the practice of the local populace until British officials introduced taxation on salt production, deemed their sea-salt reclamation activities illegal, and then repeatedly used force to stop it. During the march, thousands of Indians followed Gandhi from his religious retreat near Ahmedabad to the Arabian Sea coast, a distance of some 240 miles. The march resulted in the arrest of nearly 60,000 people, including Gandhi himself.
Attendees: Key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds are invited to participate.

Power of Peace Train Ride

Location: Springfield Central Train Station to Roma Street Station, Brisbane.
Time: From 11.25am to 11.55am
Event Description:This Peace Train Ride symbolises an event that would have dramatic repercussions for the people of India, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a young Indian lawyer working in South Africa, refuses to comply with racial segregation rules on a South African train and is forcibly ejected at Pietermaritzburg.
Attendees: Key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds are invited to participate.

Power of Peace Parade

Location: Walk from Roma Street Station, Brisbane to the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.
Time: From 11.55am
Event Description: Community and business groups will be invited to participate in this symbolic peace parade and are requested to bring their flags.
Attendees: Key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds are invited to participate.

Power of Peace Festival – Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

Location: Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.
Time: From 12.30pm to 5pm
Event Description: This part of the Festival will commence with a traditional Welcome to Country, followed by a welcome by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane and other dignitaries.  The Mahatma Gandhi School Art Competition Award Presentation will then take place followed by a performance by the Ishara Puppet Theatre from India.
Attendees: Key dignitaries, diplomatic representatives, bilateral chambers, business, community, student, education institutes, and other organisations from all cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds are invited to participate.

 

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To participate at the Power of Peace Festival and for all other inquiries please contact:  
Ms Veena Merz, Project Director
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Email: info@powerofpeacefestival.org

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