Unique Gandhi Festival Held in America

July 27, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post


A unique first of its kind eco-friendly festival celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message was held in Nevada (USA) today. Drummers, fire spinners, healthy and organic food advocates, yoga teachers, DJs, and sustainable living proponents joined hands to celebrate peace, love, freedom, non-violence, self-power and conscious living as promoted by Gandhi on the banks of Truckee River in Reno.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Indo-American leader, was the keynote speaker who talked about Gandhi’s life, philosophy, and experiments, and answered questions of the participants during this festival.

The festival included folk dancing, musical performances, sustainable goods displays, nature tours, bhajan chanting, fire spinning, yoga shows, organic food demonstrations, etc. According to coordinators Tom Stille and Doug Keeney, this Gandhi Fest will be an annual feature.