Friday, January 3, 2014

Ahimsa Harley

Towards the end of the field trip to Bapu Ghat, students were taken into a hall where a Harley Davidson Motorbike was kept on display. It is called the Ahimsa Harley which has signatures of 900 students from 26 countries as a symbol to announce that Gandhi has arrived in this 21st century.

On the 18th of August 2012, 900 students from 26 countries were introduced to a concept — Gandhi in the 21st century. They had gathered from all parts of the world in Hyderabad as a part of the Harvard Model United Nations India 2012. Birad Rajaram Yajnik, in his address, asked them to kick start a revolution of Peace, Truth and Ahimsa and create a symbol that would announce to the world that Gandhi has arrived in this generation. The students pledged their support by signing on a black Harley Davidson turning it white, as a symbol of action.

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