World Music for World Peace with Gandhi’s Grandson – enduring legacy of Mahatma Gandhi
The principle aim of the festival is to remind Londoners and visitors of the depth and power of Nonviolence and its pervasive power today in solving the major problems of our city and the world at large. At no point in time could this be more relevant, as we find ourselves in the midst of a climate of senseless violence, which dominates the headlines on a regular basis.
Gandhi’s message of peaceful protest holds further resonance at this time, as London recently witnessed the violent demonstrations against the Olympic Torch Re-lay, as a reaction to China’s control of Tibet. In contrast, Mahatma Gandhi was an advocate of non-violent resistance and peaceful protest, which ultimately led India to independence from British rule, and consequently inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
He was tragically assassinated on 30th January 1948 by a Hindu radical.