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15th International Day of Non-violence and Mahatma Gandhi Day Celebration – LIVE ONLINE

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, October 2, 2020

2:00 – 6:00 pm HST


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Gandhi International Institute for Peace invites you to celebrate the 151st birthday (1869-2020) of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi stands as one of the most important political and spiritual leaders for peace in our time. He pioneered vast, nonviolent civil disobedience and liberated India from Britain’s colonial oppression without a war.  

Enjoy interfaith leaders pledging to work for world peace, multicultural performances, music and dance.

Still & Moving Center will be hosting this event through an interactive Zoom platform as well as live-streaming to our Facebook page. Guest performances and presentations by our very own Kumu Malia Helela, Willow Chang and Zeny Ogrisseg, as well as Roger Sinha, Akari Ueoka and Sequoia Carr-Brown.

Program order HST

Full biographies

14:00 Kumu Hula, Malia Helela, Oahu Oli
14:10 Raj Kumar, President GIIP, Oahu Welcome + devotional chant
14:25 Sooriya Kumar, Oahu Prayer to Gandhi
14:30 Zeny Ogrisseg, Oahu Mantra “Vaishnava Janato”
14:38 Dr Arun Gandhi, New York “ Is Gandhi relevant today?”
14:51 Ambassador Anwarul Chawdhury, United Nations “Mahatma’s Non-Violence : Essence of The Culture of Peace for New Humanity”
15:04 Akari Ueoka, Maui Odissi Performance: “Mankiya Veena”
15:18 Hon. Pramod Sawant, CM-Goa, India Subject TBC
15:25 Dr N Radhakrishnan, India Subject TBC
15:35 Roger Sinha, Canada Indian Fusion dance performance: “Didg’iTaL”
15:45 Major Rakesh Bhardwaj, Canada “Legacy of Gandhi in the 21st century”
15:52 Dr Krishna Reddy, California “Gandhi’s contribution to World Peace”
16:01 Sequoia Carr-Brown, Oahu Dance Performance: “Spinning, Weaving, Praying”
16:06 Judith Jenya. Esg., Mexico “How Gandhi’s thoughts are relevant in today’s World”
16:18 Lt Gov Josh Green, Hawaii “Pandemic and Peace in 2020”
16:25 Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii Presentation of an Honorary Certificate to GIIP from the State Senate
16:35 Nada Dalgamouni, Michigan “Children Helping Children”
16:38 Kumu Hula Malia Helela, Oahu “Kapu Aloha”
16:48 Willow Chang, Oahu TBC
16:53 Dr Terry Shintani, Oahu “The Peace Diet”
17:07 Dr Andrea Malji, Oahu “Applying Gandhi’s principles to 2020”
17:14 Gabriel Kapuni Goes, Oahu “Imagine” John Lennon
17:24 Tara Pandeya, California & Billy Chang, Taiwan Dance Performance “Satyagraha (truth & will)”
17:34 Renee Tillotson, SMC, Oahu “Gandhiji on Casting out Fear”
17:46 Dr Kahu Kaleo Patterson, Oahu Closing Remarks
17:53 Nimo Patel, India “We shall overcome”

We gratefully welcome your contributions to the future development of the Gandhi International Institute for Peace (GIIP):


  • For every donation over $50, receive a free GIIP Logo mask
  • For every donation over $100, receive a free Book of Gandhi’s Quotes 

Financial contributions to Gandhi International Institute for Peace are tax exempt as authorized under section 501(c)3 of the United states Internal Revenue Code. Contributions will be assigned equally to endowment and operations, unless designated by the benefactor.

gandhianpeace@gmail.com             www.gandhianpeace.org


Proceeds from sales of GIIP products will be used towards current and future GIIP activities:

  • GIIP Logo Masks for sale  $12 plus tax plus shipping
  • Book of Gandhi’s Quotes for sale $12 plus tax plus shipping



Sponsors:  Still & Moving Center, Indian-American Friendship Council, Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict, Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, Iolani school, UNA Hawaii, Interfaith Alliances of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Foundation, Down To Earth, Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, Padam and Madhu Dhakad, Open Space Yoga, Center for Attitudinal Healing, Hawaii Forgiveness Project, Maitreya Institute, Global Media Productions and Hawaii Health Guide. 


October 2
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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