The Mahatma Gandhi Health and Peace Walk
On October 2, the Arise India Foundation is organizing a unique public health initiative where New Yorkers will follow in the footsteps of the renowned Indian peace icon Mahatma Gandhi. The Mahatma Gandhi Health and Peace Walk aims to inspire people to follow his example and walk everyday to enhance their wellness and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
While Mahatma Gandhi is universally admired for his belief in, and practice of, non-violence, few know that Gandhi had a habit of walking to maintain his health. For example, his autobiography'The story of my experiments with truth'records his liking for long walks as a student and how he walked every day with his sons so that they could get their daily exercise.
Bearing the slogan "In His Footsteps, For Your Health," the walk will take place in New York City's Marcus Garvey park between 11 am and 12 noon on Saturday, October 2, which is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
Join the walk and read the thoughts of the creator of this campaign, Rahul Sur, on the relevance of Gandhi's life in combating the growing public health problems of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.