The march and events on the go have been deeply powerful experiences for individuals, especially young people, institutions, communities and hopefully to politics in India. As the march continues through other countries towards Geneva, hopefully it will continue to create waves of hope, strength and cooperation for a better world.
Subhash participated in the march for two days in Wardha, India, the work and action place of Mahatma Gandhi and Binoba Bhave, attended international conferences on peace education, nonviolent economy and nonviolent governance. Visiting Gandhian centres around Wardha has been inspiring and life giving experience for Subhash and many other individuals. He has been in touch with and inspired by the march leader, members and the organisations since 2004. As an Executive Committee member of the War Resisters’ International (WRI), Subhash offered a solidarity letter from the WRI to the Jai Jagat 2020 march. There are more possibilities and hopes for continued support from the WRI for the march.
As a peace activist for the last 16 years, Subhash also shared his experiences from and out of Nepal towards Creating Cultures of Peace. Some of the marchers have shown interest in inviting Subhash to India for Creating Cultures of Peace workshops for youth.
Exploring self, nurturing long-time relationships, building new friendships and strengthening hope for a better world has been the highlights of his journey to India, a place of experiment with the truth by Mahatma Gandhi.