Mahatma Gandhi Library presents 1,000 Lights for Peace
In collaboration with more than 75 organizations, Mahatma Gandhi Week is celebrated each year around October 2, his birthday. During this period of activities – including essay, speech, poster, and debate contests, field trips, storytelling, and other activities – the simple aim is involving youth in understanding the work of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Ghandi Week concludes with an auspicious celebration called 1,000 Lights for Peace.
1,000 Lights for Peace starts with a 5K Walk for Peace at Miller Outdoor Theatre, including an international cultural program with participants representing a broad cross section of nationalities. The finale and highlight of the evening is a candle lighting ceremony where all present have the opportunity to light a candle representing their pledge for peace.