Walk commemorating Mahatma Gandhi held in South Africa

Over 3000 people participated in an annual charity walk to honour Mahatma Gandhi who proposed his philosophy of Satyagraha while living in South Africa.

This latest edition of the annual walk was a double celebration as this year marked the 30th anniversary of the walk as well as the centenary of Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa.

Ministers, beauty queens and media personalities joined families in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Gandhi Walk hosted in the Indian township of Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. Two trees were planted on the premises of the Gandhi Hall to mark the events.

The walk was led by two Gandhi lookalikes dressed in the traditional dhoti worn by the iconic Indian leader and was followed by an all-day entertainment Mela of Indian and South African dance and songs.

Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, and Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam also attended the event.