In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi led the Salt March as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, to protest British rule in India. The Salt March was a key action contributing to the Indian Independence Movement and the Indian Freedom struggle. Gandhi was accompanied by 78 marchers at the beginning of the 24 day journey with others joining along the way.
Background and Initiation of the Power of Peace Festival
Vital links between South East Queensland (Australia), Gandhi’s country of birth (India) and his global values as well as the current Indian democracy, were reinforced in 2014 when the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at the Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia).