Jai Jagat 2020 update November 2019

Jai Jagat 2020 is a year-long march to walk for Peace and Justice from Delhi to Geneva. Organised by Ekta Parishad, AVI is supporting this extraordinary commitment by directing donations to Indian walkers. JJ2020 was launched on 2 October, Gandhi’s Birthday, in Delhi when Esther Trienekens and Ivan Nutbrown were there to witness the start. (picture?).

In Birmingham the start of the march was marked at Woodbrooke Centre by Jai Jagat 2020 UK. See them learn the Jai Jagat song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K13CABb2uhQ&feature=youtu.be

The walk is still in India because transition through Pakistan is sensitive. Along the way they are meeting other peace makers at temples and schools, running their nonviolence training with activists and gathering evidence of local communities’ concerns - the working methods of Ekta Parishad’s activism.

In the New Year the march will transfer to Iran. Readers can find out more on www.jaijagat2020.org and follow the daily progress of the march on Jai Jagat 2020 Face Book, Instagram and Twitter. There are Jai Jagat 2020 UK sites for these platforms and there is a crowdfunder for the Indian walkers on Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jai-jagat-2020-uk. For more information on the UK activity contact jaijagat2020UK@gmail.com

We recently had a UK visit from Ramesh Shama, who is looking to propose an International Decade of Peace to the UN when Jai Jagat 2020 gets to Geneva in September next year. Nothing if not ambitious, and so appropriate for these troubled times. Ramesh will be back next week and he will be holding a talk at SOAS on Thursday 28th November from 18:00 – 20:00.