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Jan. 28, 2020

Jai Jagat 2020: Global Walk For Peace


Join Jai Jagat Global Walk leader Rajagopal P.V. and others on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (UTC -5) to learn how the march will create a worldwide movement to press for international peace and cooperation. 

During their long walk from Delhi to Geneva, the marchers of Jai Jagat 2020 are taking the ideas of peace, nonviolence, and meaningful dialogue to the world. 

Guests include:

Rajagopal is a Gandhian leader and founder of one of India’s biggest people’s organization called Ekta Parishad. Rajagopal is a strong believer and practitioner of Gandhian ideologies and actions. Over the last 50 years of social work he led several mass movements and nonviolent direct actions.

In the mid-1990s the work of Rajagopal was galvanized into a mass movement. In 1999-2000 he began to carry out long marches across India in different states. In 2007, he carried out the non-violent march known as the Janadesh 2007, when he led 25,000 people on a one-month march from Gwalior to Delhi. In 2012, Rajagopal will be leading a march of 100,000 people to India’s capital to demand people’s control over land and livelihood resources.

Rajagopal is now leading the Global Walk for Justice and Peace from New Delhi to Geneva, organized on the occasions of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi and Karturba Gandhi. The march focuses on building global peace.

Jill is a policy analyst and researcher who began her social work at UNDP and other global institutions. Deeply moved by the mass actions of Ekta Parishad, she became a part of various grassroots actions over the last two decades.

Jill is also engaged with various global peace organizations and peace movements. Jill is one of the founders of Ekta Mahila Manch, a women’s wing of Ekta Parishad, mainly focusing on empowering women’s leadership and work on other issues of women farmers in India.

Currently, Jill is one of the leaders of Global Walk for Justice and Peace.

Ramesh Sharma is a national coordinator of Ekta Parishad. As the Campaigner, Sharma is one of the chief architects and leaders of various large-scale mass struggles. Over the last 22 years, he has played an instrumental role in strengthening and expanding Ekta Parishad as one of the most significant organizations in people’s struggle for land rights.

Ramesh has traveled and worked in solidarity with land rights movements in countries across the globe and is an active member of various global and national alliances working on the issues of peace and justice. Currently, he is working as an International Coordinator for Global Walk for Justice and Peace (2019-2020).


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