Thiruvananthapuram: The Gandhi Peace Bus, an innovative trip taken out by the Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi (KGSN) to give a first-hand feel of Gandhian principles to the young, has concluded its first outing. The team of senior Gandhians from KGSN and the 30-odd youngsters who had joined them in the trip are an enthused lot and thinking of sharing the experience with the less fortunate ones who could not make it for the journey.
The Gandhi Peace Bus had taken off from Kanyakumari and had travelled through all the places where Gandhiji had once set his foot on or stayed overnight or addressed a public gathering. The voyage took 14 days and ended in Mangalore.
The participants, who reached the city last weekend and dispersed to their own places, in different parts of the State and outside, will converge at Gandhi Bhavan here on July 10 to share their experiences about the journey. And to brainstorm on how to take the experience to the grassroots-level, in their respective neighbourhoods and foster a change, albeit in a small way.
According to KGSN representative, the trip was a highly motivating experience. The participants have brought out articles about their experiences in the trip which will be circulated at the meeting. The KGSN has prepared some leaflets on the trip which would also be distributed....more
02:36 PM, Jul 06, 2012