Gandhi Peace Festival

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Wonderful day … we estimated 650 …
Sunny warm weather … young and old…. great speakers
So happy to be a part of this wonderful celebration
September 29, 2012
Photo by Janice Lukas


Everyone had a great time and we had coverage on CH, CBC, Spectator and Hamilton News … wonderful to spread the word

The Twentieth Annual Gandhi Peace Festival

Hamilton City Hall: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012: 10:00am – 300pm



M.C.                      Christopher Cutler

8:00- 9:00 am       Setup: Banners, tent, sound system, souvenirs, placards

9:00-10:00 am     Refreshment, display tables, peace booklets, Children’s Peace Table

10:00-10:30 am        4 Thunders (Drum): A Celebration of Native Heritage (HICC)

10:30-10:45   am The Six Nations: Emily C. General School Soft shoe Dancers: ‘The Moccasin Dance’, the ‘Friendship Dance’ and ‘Smoke Dance’

10:45-11:00 am     Dance byLamia

11:00- 11:15 am      Unveiling of Gandhi Statue: Councillor Brian McHattie

11:15- 12:15 pm      Formal Proceedings:

      Welcome: Ashok Kumar, President, India-Canada Society

                         Welcome: Dr. N. Galleguillos, Director, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster

Prayer (Ragupati …): Dr. B. Doobay, President, Vishnu Temple, Toronto


Hon. Bob Bratina, Mayor of Hamilton

Dr. Patrick Deane, President. McMaster University

Hon. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Ms. Tselane Mokuena, Consul General, South Africa

12:15-12:30 pm       Presentation of Distinguished Community Service Peace Award

Presentation of Distinguished Community Service Special Awards

12:30-12:40 pm       Thanks and Announcements: Rama Singh, Khursheed Ahmed

12:40- 1:30 pm       PEACE WALK (Downtown) (led by students of The Six Nations)

1:30- 3:00 pm       Free Vegetarian Food. Live Entertainment/ Cultural Programs