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Pilgrimage of Peace to India

Walk in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi,
January 16 - January 31, 2010

A Pilgrimage:

No matter how short the distances and familiar the route you travel on a given day, you can do it as a pilgrim — and no matter how long the journey or how sacred its destination, it is possible to be nothing more than a tourist. We embark on this Pilgrimage to India with a desire to experience the Divine, present in the spirit and work of Gandhi and in the people, culture and land of India.

Our Guides

Sri Prasad Gollanapall is General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal in India. He has worked extensively in promotion of Gandhian thought and rural development for 25 years. His wife’s. Dr. Kranthi, grandfather worked closely with Gandhi, and both Prasad and his wife have been active in the Gandhian movement for over three decades. They decided to live on one income so that Prasad could give up his teaching career at the University in order to dedicate all his time to Development Work.

Prasad and Kranthi believe in a sustainable, exploitation-free society that gives dignity and respect to human values. He believes that the present society is moving towards greed and desire for unlimited exploitative tendencies, corruption, untruth and violence.

Sri Prasad

Dr. Kranthi

The Alternatives to these problems lie in reorienting the attitudes of people to simple lifestyles, which are foundations for happy living.

Life-based development, organic farming, indigenous production utilizing the local resources are essential.

Sri Prasad is working among farmers, youth, urban students, teachers and professional groups to build such awareness.

Sri Prasad was recently appointed Coordinator of The Wheel - Centre for Gandhian Thought and Action of the National Council of Rural Institutes, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power then we will have peace.” - M. Gandhi

Come with us and experience

See Pilgrimage of Peace 2009 Pictures and Reflections

  • Gandhi’s Ashram
  • Immersion in the culture of India
  • Holy and Historical Spots related to the life of Gandhi
  • Conversations with scholars & the followers of Gandhi
  • Nature Cure Ritual
  • Sustainable, Organic Growing Systems
  • The Taj Mahal

Estimated Cost of Pilgrimage

  • Roundtrip Air Travel is about $1000-$1200
  • Meals, Travel, Lodging, Gratuities, Snacks, Some Personal Care Items within India $1500
  • Both Visa & Passport are needed
  • Particular inoculations are needed

For More Information contact:

Bob Graf
5113 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
414 379 4162

Quotes from Gandhi

Prepared by our guide Sri Prasad
“My patriotism is not an exclusive thing. It is all-embracing and I should reject that patriotism which sought to mount upon the distress or exploitation of other nationalities. The conception of my patriotism is nothing if it is not always, in every case without exception, consistent with the broadest good of humanity at large. Not only that, but my religion and my patriotism derived from my religion embraces all life. I want to realize brotherhood or identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth….because we claim descent from the same God, and that being so, all life in whatever form it appears must be essentially one.”

“Organic manure ever enriches, never impoverishes the soil. The daily waste, judiciously composted, returns to the soil in the form of golden manure causing a saving of millions of rupees and increasing manifold, the total yield of grains.”

Route in India

More Quotes from Gandhi

Facts About India

Capital: Delhi
Population: 1,080,264,388 (July 2005)
Area: 3.3 million sq km
Currency: Rupees (One Rupees =100 paise)
GDP: 3.319 trillion (2004)
Per Capita: $3,100 (2004 purchasing power parity)
Form: Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic, Parliamentary
Official Languages: 17 major languages, 844 dialects

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