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  • 1. Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art
  • 2. ‘AHIMSA THROUGH ART’ SARVODAYA The ultimate goal AHIMSA The way RECONCILIATION The first step ART The medium TRUTH The first vow
  • 3. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through ArtINDEXVision and Mission ________________________________________ 1Modus Operandi ________________________________________ 21. FIRST STAGE: „Reconciliation to Ahimsa´ _________________________ 5• Artistic offerings for communal unity ___________________________ 6• Children, set designers of the scenes ____________________________ 532. SECOND STAGE: „Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ _________________________ 55• Artistic productions inspired by the Constructive Programme __________ 56 • Khadi________________________________________________ 56 • Communal Unity (A-HOPE)_______________________________ 61 • Educational health and hygiene___________________________ 64 • New or basic education__________________________________ 68A Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art: a summary___________ 71Training for ‘Artists of Ahimsa’ __________________________ 72Lateral programs _______________________________________ 106Archive and knowledge base – development ______________________ 112 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 4. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Ahmedabad, August 21th, 2009 OraWorldMandala Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through ArtVISION AND MISSIONOraWorldMandala is a peace movement whose objective is to transmit the practice ofAhimsa - Nonviolence through art. OraWorldMandala principally operates in India andMexico in a partnership with the Peace Research Center, Gujarat Vidyapeeth (theuniversity founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920) and the CCUT-UNAM, TlatelolcoUniversity Cultural Center - National Autonomous University of Mexico, for creatingactions and activities to overcome social conflicts.OraWorldMandala´s mission is Sarvodaya - Upliftment of All, the final objective.Ahimsa is the path that is proposed. Reconciliation as its first step. Art as its way,and truth is the basis for action.OraWorldMandala has emerged out of an artistic investigation of the Mandala‟sconcept, a universal icon of peace. Ora: (Latin) `invitation to pray‟, World: ourplanet and its human continent and Mandala (Sanskrit): `a circle of goodwill‟.The concept of Mandala has taken shape from the visions of many ancient traditionsand civilizations where external reality is perceived as a reflection of humanconsciousness. The Mandala also represents the chain of interdependence, fromcomprehension through motivation till the intention for action. It represents theresonance that arises when elements and forces are in equilibrium and harmony witheach other.Human beings are interconnected with each other and with the earth through fiveelements that are manifested in many forms. From the space and air that we share,to the plants and animals that are the part of the life cycle. We lack consciousness ofthis relationship, that is why it is important to increase our harmony with thisinterdependence, an undeniable state of our existence.The art of a world Mandala is a way to express the interdependence among allbeings. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 1 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 5. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtMODUS OPERANDISince April 23rd, 2005, OraWorldMandala has experimented with a series of actionsbased in the eight areas of the UN Action Program for a Culture of Peace, definedas:- Education for a Culture of Peace- Human Rights- Gender Equality- Disarmament and International Security- Understanding, Tolerance and Solidarity- Democratic Participation- Sustainable Economy and Social Development- Participating Communication and Free Flow of InformationThe eight experiments function in an active way to create a Model of Education forAhimsa through Art, adaptable to different scales, depending on the needs of thepeace process. Its studies and art productions are developed with the objective ofspreading the message of Nonviolence in a local and a global way.The eight experiments, inspired by Mahatma Gandhis philosophy, will integrate thedifferent cultures of the world through art, spirituality and science of the Mandala.The experiments propose a series of actions performed by the people who sharethis vision of a peaceful planet, and who are willing to explore their own evolution,and those of their associated institutions, along the way.Through the eight experiments, OraWorldMandala works as a collective theatre forPeace and active Nonviolence, building bridges of reconciliation between dividedrealities and their differences. All participants, regardless of their culture, gender orpersonal beliefs, can be the constructors of peace.The Model of Education presents a proposal for cities (urban model) and a proposalfor rural areas (rural model). The urban model is developed in Ahmedabad and itscounterpart at the other side of the Tropic of Cancer in a community called Real deCatorce in Mexico. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 2 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 6. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtThe Model of Education presents two operating stages:In the first stage, the artistic offering of the five elements is the instrumentadopted to reach a state of communal unity.This stage of the peace process is defined as `Reconciliation to Ahimsa‟. Theartistic offering of soil, fire, water, air and space, is the principal representation ofthe collective theatre for Peace and active Nonviolence. The script of the actions isthe result of dialogues established among groups or communities who areexperiencing different types of social conflicts. Through the dialogue, theirmembers become the main actors of the artistic representations and their childrenthe set designers of the scenes.The creation of each artistic offering suggests the following main steps:• analysis of the social conflicts• interaction with the local educational system• building bridges with the civil society• construction of a common platform• co-creation of the offerings/participatory actions• design of the settings created by the childrenEach step implies constant research and field work.The second stage denominates as `Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ is inspired by theconstructive social programs* developed by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedomstruggle of India. In this stage OraWorldMandala intends, with the creation ofartistic productions, that the local actors use the experience acquired in theprevious stage for developing a communitarian integral participation to motivatecommon well-being and sustainable economic development.The productions of the groups work and artistic creation build a common spacethat facilitates communication among participants.The collective construction of this Model of Education for Ahimsa through Artproposes to converge in a cultural continuum through the constructive intention ofeach participant, so the practice of Ahimsa can be a positive instrument for socialtransformation.* M.K. GANDHI, Constructive Programme, it´s meaning and place. Ahmedabad, India, Navajivan 1941. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 3 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 7. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art OraWorldMandala Creating a Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art RURAL MODEL URBAN MODEL Real de Catorce Ahmedabad MEXICO INDIATlatelolco University Gujarat Cultural Center Vidyapeeth National Autonomous University founded University of Mexico by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 Human Rights Education for a Second Experiment Culture of Peace First Experiment OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 4 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 8. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art FIRST STAGE: RECONCILIATION TO AHIMSAIn the first stage, the artistic offering of the five elements is the instrumentadopted to reach a state of communal unity.This stage of the peace process is defined as `Reconciliation to Ahimsa‟. Theartistic offering of soil, fire, water, air and space, is the principal representation ofthe collective theatre for Peace and active Nonviolence. The script of the actions isthe result of dialogues established among groups or communities who areexperiencing different types of social conflicts. Through the dialogue, theirmembers become the main actors of the artistic representations and theirchildren the set designers of the scenes.The creation of each artistic offering suggests the following main steps: • analysis of the social conflicts • interaction with the local educational system • building bridges with the civil society • construction of a common platform • co-creation of the offerings/participatory actions • design of the settings created by the childrenEach step implies constant research and field work. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 5 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 9. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art FIRST STAGE: RECONCILIATION TO AHIMSA Actions/artistic offerings of the five elements for COMMUNAL UNITY (2005-2009)The artistic offerings of the five elements shown here are principally related to theUrban Model in Ahmedabad, India and the Rural Model in Real de Catorce, Mexico.Other cities and rural areas working for the development of peace as acomparative experiment also appear. 23rd April 2005, ‘Opening’ (first action of the peace process) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram and Gujarat VidyapeethOn 23rd April 2005 the OraWorldMandala initiated an inter-faith communion and,for the first time un many years, especially after the estrangement and sufferingcaused by local religious conflicts in recent years (Gujarat riots, 2002), peoplefrom twelve religious communities came together in order to pray, to singdevotional songs, to dance and to share food, to enjoy and to laugh together, andto remember Mahatma Gandhi´s message of love and harmony. The twelvecommunities are: Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Catholic, Hare Krishna, Jain, Jewish,Muslim, Parsi, Protestant, Sikh, Veda and Vedanta. Five hundred peopleparticipated in the action at Gandhi‟s Sabarmati Ashram. The Ashram was themost appropriate place to serve as the “soil” from which his message wouldresonate and radiate to the world. It was from this place that Mahatma Gandhilaunched his peaceful Salt March to demonstrate that the power of Nonviolencewas inherent in all human beings and could be deployed by anyone who wascommitted to it.The action culminated in an offering of the „earth‟ element, in which each religiousgroup brought soil from its sacred place to be placed in a common receptacle, alarge earthen pot that in Gujarat is normally used to store grain and water.This is the „Archive of the Earth‟. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 6 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 10. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 23rd April 2005, ‘Opening’ (first action of the peace process) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram and Gujarat Vidyapeeth Twelve religious communities Soil offering All religions prayer around soil offering Eating together Dancing around the soil to be offered Soil offering in the „Archive of the Earth‟ OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 7 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 11. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th December 2005, ‘Yatra for a World of Equaty’ Ahmedabad, Gujarat Vidyapeeth – Sabarmati Gandhi AshramFrom this seed of peace, a second action bloomed in the form of a colorful lotus:thousands of paper petals, created by the children of the different religiouscommunities, were installed around the „Archive of the Earth‟. All children,including differently-able and blind, led together a „Yatra (march) for a World ofEquity‟ from the Gujarat Vidyapeeth University to the Sabarmati Ashram. Throughtheir petals, children expressed their dreams of Ahimsa in writing, painting andsinging their hopes for a better future. More than seven thousand children,women and men, in colourful dress, marched and sang the "Chant of the Wind",to evoke the beauty of a world that still believes in the value of Unity in diversity.At the end of the march the children created a „flower of peace‟ with the petals. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 8 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 12. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 21th December 2005, ‘All religions prayer’ Sabarmati Gandhi AshramThree days later, at sunrise of the Winter Solstice, the founders of the experimentmet at the Sabarmati Ashram to perform the Surya Namaskar (Salutation to theSun) followed by the Sarva Dharma Prarthana (All religions prayer) of MahatmaGandhi, around the beautiful flower that bloomed from their aspiration of peace.A message from his Holiness the Dalai Lama encouraging the continuation of theaction reached this auspicious moment of communal harmony: "...Harmonyamong different religions is essential for peace not only in the world at large, butalso in the very localities where we live. In order to develop genuine harmony, itsextremely important that we cultivate genuine respect for one another. Religiousdifferences should not be the grounds for antagonism. Religion should be thebasis for friendship, brotherhood and sisterhood. I believe that people withreligious interests have special responsibilities in this regard and I am impressedby the efforts being focused in this direction by concerned citizens ofAhmedabad..." Leaders and children from the different communities praying at sunrise around the „flower of peace‟ OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 9 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 13. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th June 2006, ‘The Eye of Truth’ (first edition) Real de Catorce, Quemado MountainWirrarikas, native Mexicans, are considered one of the most preservedpopulations of ancient Mexico and they escaped the Spanish invasion in 1530.Their sensibility for musical and figurative arts is why OraWorldMandala hascommitted to a five-year project consisting in an annual pilgrimage to Real deCatorce at the top of the Quemado Mountain in San Luis Potosi. The QuemadoMountain represents the culmination of their cosmology, a sacred path in searchof Truth.This five-year commitment is a great opportunity to establish a dialogue based onthe values and principles of their culture.Around two hundred people (representatives of the five Wirrarika communities,also known as „Huichols‟, leaders from different spiritual traditions andmovements, managers, scientists, social workers, friends) from around Mexicomet in the main square of the colonial town of Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi,to begin the silent pilgrimage to the Cerro Quemado.At sunset, at the top of the Cerro Quemado, the people expressed theircommitment to Ahimsa in a moment dedicated to Gandhi. A text of the Mexicanwriter Carlos Montemayor was read to stress the importance of the valuestransmitted by the Mahatma. At the same time, at the Sabarmati Ashram, peopleassembled to connect themselves in the same intention, to trace symbolically thehuman axis connecting opposites points of the globe, aligned at the Tropic ofCancer. The night was accompanied by sacred chants performed by an elderMara‟akame (shaman) in dialogue with his Gods.At sunrise, the petals of the colourful lotus created by the Indian children (see21st December 2005 action) were offered to the Elders to preserve the purity of areal hope for Peace. Then the master collected soil from the Quemado to beoffered to the "Archive of the Earth" of Sabarmati Ashram where soil from thetwelve communities of Ahmedabad have been previously donated. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 10 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 14. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th June 2006, ‘The Eye of Truth’ (first edition) Pilgrimage Fire offering and native Mandala OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 11 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 15. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2006, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (simultaneous action at the antipodes of the planet) Mexico - IndiaIn India October 2nd is celebrated for the birth of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).In Mexico is the commemoration of Tlatelolco‟s tragedy (1968).In 2007 the UN declared this date as the „International Day of Non-Violence‟. Onthis day, in 2006, the people of India and Mexico expressed together theirintention to create a reconciliation of their minds and hearts, resonating ofAhimsa from themselves towards the others and the entire Planet.In Chapultepec Park of Mexico City at the monument of Mahatma Gandhi,individuals and groups with different missions formed a collective Mandala. Eachparticipant offered in silence a handful of soil for the creation of the Mandala. Theaction was performed on Monday, the day in which Mahatma Gandhi traditionallyobserved silence.After the offering, Raul Alvarez Garin, representative of the Comite‟68, read a textstressing the importance of Ahimsa today, in Mexico and across the world.In Ahmedabad Sabarmati Ashram, at the same moment of the offering going onin Mexico city, a group of native from Mexico put the soil taken from their sacredplace (see 11th June 2006 action) together with the soil offered by the twelvereligious communities in the first action.This alliance of the ancient knowledge of the two countries sealed the opening ofthe „Archive of the Earth‟. Now the Archive is open to receive soils from different sites of the world offeredby people who share the vision of a peaceful planet, and are willing to exploretheir own evolution, and those of their associated institutions, in fulfilment of thatvision. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 12 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 16. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2006, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (first edition of the simultaneous action) Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Peace prayer with different religious Wirrarikas native people from Mexico at communities of Mexico City Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Soil offering performed by a policeman Iftar (Muslim celebration) Mexican children singing Raghu Pati Raghao Union of the soil of India with the soil of Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 13 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 17. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art31st May 2007, ‘The Eye of Truth’ - referred to the 11th June action (second edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain From the Quemado Ambassador of India to Mexico Preparing the fire offering The Mayor of Real de Catorce Participation of the Tibetan monks Native Mandala OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 14 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 18. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 22nd September 2007, ‘Soil Offering’ San Francisco Tlaltenco, MexicoOn October 2, 2008 the soil collected by the farmers of Tlaltenco who have longbeen struggling for the preservation of their land, was offered at the monument ofMahatma Gandhi in Mexico City. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 15 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 19. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art September 2007, ‘Soil Offerings’ 20 Villages of GujaratOn October 2, 2008 the soil collected by the inhabitants of 20 villages in Guajaratwho have long been struggling for the preservation of their land, was offered atSabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 16 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 20. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action)Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Mexico City, Gandhi MonumentSoil offerings by the twelve religious communities Soil offerings by some religious communities of Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 17 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 21. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Director of the United Nations in Mexico Representative of the UNESCO in Mexico Director of the IMJ (Mexican Institute of Youth) Ambassador of India to Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 18 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 22. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2007, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (second edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Delhi, 2nd October 2007 Varanasi, 2nd October 2007 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 19 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 23. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 17th January 2008, ‘All together for World Peace’This artistic offering has been created by representatives of different religiouscommunties of Gokarna (India) in support with the work for communal harmonydeveloped in Ahmedabad. Gokarna, 17th January 2008 Soil offering made by different religious communities OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 20 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 24. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico CityOn 18th April 2008 the OraWorldMandala welcomed the President of India, Smt.Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Mahatma Gandhi Monument on occasion of Her first visitto Mexico. The President proved Her belief in the power of Ahimsa by walking onthe soil of a „Mandala of the Earth‟. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 21 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 25. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 22 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 26. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th April 2008, ‘India: Cradle of Ahimsa’ Mexico City Message of the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, at Gandhi Monument in Mexico CityThe organizers of this event OraWorldMandala, Ambassador Shri Rinzing Wangdi, andMrs. Pema Wangdi, Children and Students from different schools in Mexico City, andLadies & Gentlemen.I am deeply honoured to be here this morning to offer tributes to the memory ofMahatma Gandhi in the beautiful country of Mexico. As you know, he is the Father ofthe Indian Nation.By installing his statue in a prominent place in this huge metropolis, the people ofMexico have honoured his memory and the values he stood for. As the President ofIndia, I thank you for this.The presence of young and innocent children early in the day, joining me in payingthis tribute, is most appropriate to remember him. Mahatma as like a child in thepurity of his values. He was stubborn like them too in upholding these values in hisowm life. These uncorrupted minds are the best hope to keep his values alive andrelevant in the world.I wish to congratulate the organizers for their thoughtfulness in involving theseyoung children in the ceremony this mornig . More important is for you to inculcateMahatma Gandhi principles of Truth, Honesty and Nonviolence into them from thistender age.I would also like to conver my appreciation to all of you, who, I understand, observedthe first Non-Violence Day at this venue on 2nd October last year with great dignityand serenity. It speaks for your conviction in Gandhian values and principles. Yes,these principles have relevance transcending times and regional boundaries.Gandhi said that violence can kill the physical body, but no the spirit and the valuesinside. This faith in Nonviolence is what we need to instill in to the minds of ouryounger generations.I express my admiration to the Goverment and the people of Mexico for the love,affection and respect they have shown to Mahatma Gandhi, his values and hismemory.Thank you. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 23 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 27. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 19th May 2008, ‘The Eye of Truth’ – referred to the 11th June 2006 action (third edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain All night fire offering with the Wirrarikas OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 24 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 28. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2008, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (third edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 25 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 29. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2008, ‘Reconciliation through the Opposites’ (third edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Soil offering with women and children Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 26 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 30. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 31th May 2009, ‘The Eye of Truth’ – referred to the 11th June 2006 action (fourth edition of the commitment with the Wirrarikas) Real de Catorce, Quemado Mountain OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 27 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 31. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd June 2009 ‘Real de Catorce, World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art’ Real de CatorceAfter four years of work with the Wirrarikas native people, respect and integration forthe ancient tradition in the modern society has taken place in the village. Thevillagers welcomed the native people with songs of love and brotherhood in differentlocations of Real de Catorce. The action culminated in an offering of the fiveelements, as their tradition also suggests. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 28 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 32. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd June 2009 ‘Real de Catorce, World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art’ Real de Catorce OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 29 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 33. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Peace process in Tepito district Started on 15th July 2009 Mexico CityTepito is a district located in Mexico City. Since pre-Hispanic times there has been anopen-air market in this neighborhood. Historically it was an underprivileged areawhich has been affected by violent incidences for generations; in Tepito there arealso many people who are ready to work for Peace and Nonviolence. Since July 15th2009 several families are creating, together with volunteers of OraWorldMandala,several artistic offerings for Nonviolence in their district. Last fall on October 2nd thefamilies also participated together in a program at Gandhi monument in order tohonor the Mahatma in Mexico City. From Tepito OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 30 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 34. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 15th July 2009, ‘Fire Offering at the Kid Azteca’ Tepito, Mexico City The Ambassador of India to Mexico, Shri Dinesh Kumar Jain and his wife, Dr. Sergio Arroyo, Director of the Tlatelolco Cultural Centre and habitants of Tepito making a fire offering and planting a cactus. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 31 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 35. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 6th August 2009, ‘Fire Offering for Peace and Nonviolence’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City Donation of the “Laurel de la India” (Mexican plant) to the people of Tepito by the Ambassador of India to Mexico. Ambassador walking in the open market. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 32 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 36. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 11th August 2009, ‘Fire Offering by Tepito People’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) at the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 33 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 37. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th August 2009, ‘Fire Offerings with the Families’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 34 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 38. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 15th September 2009, ‘Fire Offering in the Market’ (follow up of the 15th July 2009 action) Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 35 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 39. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Mexico City, Gandhi Monument Inauguration of the Eternal flame for Ahimsa in the presence of representatives of different religious communities, people from sensitive areas, children, youth, native people, social activists, artists, farmers, dignitaries from different Embassies and local authorities. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 36 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 40. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Candle lighting with the participation of A-HOPE (Ahmedabad Harmonic Orchestra for Peace Everywhere), an inter-religious orchestra inaugurated on 20th Feb 2009 in the presence of Martin Luther King the III OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 37 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 41. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, ‘Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico Member of the Intercultural University of Chiapas with native Elders from San Juan Chamula Urban Ashram, Pune, India Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, India OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 38 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 42. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 2nd October 2009, Ahimsa through Art’ (fourth edition – referred to the 2nd October 2006 action) Santo Domingo Square, Oaxaca, Mexico Five elements offering with women groups, native people, children, artists and social activists OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 39 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 43. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 12th November 2009, ‘Fire Offering with WEC’ (Women Empowerment Corporation) Ahmedabad, India Candle lighting with women of different cultures and religions OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 40 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 44. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘ Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 41 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 45. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City Ambassador of India to Mexico Founder of OraWorldMandala Mayor of Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 42 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 46. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 30th January 2010, ‘ Inauguration of the Restauration of Mahatma Gandhi´s Monument’ Chapultepec Park, Mexico City Soil offering for the creation of a „Platform of Dialogue for Nonviolence‟ Eternal flame at Gandhi´s Monument OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 43 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 47. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 1st March 2010, ‘Fire Offering with CDHDF’ (Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal – Commission for Human Rights of Mexico City) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 44 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 48. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 08th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Lucio Tapia Primary School’ Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico CityIn order to develop the peace process started in Tepito on 15th July 2009 several familiesstarted to integrate Gandhi‟s values and principles in the local education. The proposalconsists in experimenting the methodology adopted by OraWorldMandala to implement asystematic approach on „Ahimsa through Art‟ and generate through the children, theirfamilies, the neighborhood and further near districts a sustainable social transformation inthe area of education for peace. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 45 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 49. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 18th, 2010 – Offering a Mandala of the Earth’ Historical Center, Oaxaca Artistic offering in preparation of the action of the 2 nd October 2010 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 46 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 50. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 29th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Luis G. León Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 47 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 51. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art July 2nd, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Italia Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Guerrero District – Tlatelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 48 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 52. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 5th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Carrillo Puerto Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Valle Gómez District– Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 49 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 53. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 6th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Rabindranath Tagore Secondary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Col. Santo Tomás – Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 50 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 54. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 6th, 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Estado de Chihuahua Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 51 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 55. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJuly 8th , 2010 – ‘Soil offering at Dolores Correa Primary School’ (follow up of the peace process started on 8 th June 2010) Morelos District– Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 52 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 56. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SOME SETTINGS CREATED BY THE CHILDREN FOR THE SCENES OF THE ARTISTIC OFFERINGSSince the beginning of the peace process OraWorldMandala is training the children assuch as the teachers to create the settings for the artistic representations. The trainingconsists in understanding the interdependence among all beings through the fiveelements and creating works of art related to this subject. The works of art are used asscenes of the actions. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 53 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 57. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SOME SETTINGS CREATED BYTHE CHILDREN FOR THE SCENES OF THE ARTISTIC OFFERINGS OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 54 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 58. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SECOND STAGE: AHIMSA FOR SARVODAYA The second stage denominates as „Ahimsa for Sarvodaya‟ is inspired by the constructive social programs* developed by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle of India. In this stage OraWorldMandala intends, with the creation of artistic productions, that the local actors use the experience acquired in the previous phase for developing a communitarian integral participation to motivate common well-being and sustainable economic development. The productions of the groups work and artistic creation build a common space that facilitates communication among participants. * from the Constructive Programme by M.K. Gandhi, Navajivan 1941: 1. Communal unity 2. Removal of untouchability 3. Prohibition 4. Khadi 5. Other village industries 6. Village sanitation 7. New or basic education 8. Adult education 9. Women 10. Education in health and hygiene 11.Provincial languages 12. National language 13. Economic equality 14. Kisans 15. Labour 16. Adivasis 17. Lepers 18. StudentsUp to now OraWorldMandala has developed constructive works on: Khadi,Communal Unity, Education in Health and Hygiene, New or BasicEducation. These processes are showed in the following pages. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 55 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 59. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art SECOND STAGE: AHIMSA FOR SARVODAYA Artistic productions inspired by the Constructive Programme of Mahatma Gandhi KHADI After several artistic offerings of the five elements created together with the 12 religious communities of Ahmedabad, OraWorldMandala, Gujarat Vidyapeeth and WEC (Women Empowerment Corporation) started a training on Khadi developed by the Italian artist Wanda Casaril Zamichieli. July 2007, ‘Khadi-Art Workshop’ Ahmedabad, Gujarat VidyapeethVice-Chancellor, Sudarshan Iyengar visiting the Workshop. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 56 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 60. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art November/December 2008, ‘Khadi-Art Workshop’ Ahmedabad Women of different religions of Ahmedabad working with Wanda Casaril Zamichieli OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 57 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 61. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art A few artistic productions of Khadi-Art Follow up of the Khadi-Art productions: creation of a training and production centre in Ahmedabad OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 58 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 62. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art April 10th, 2010 – Start up of the Shanti Krupa Laboratory Ahmedabad, Ashram Road, Juhapura Founders of the Shanti Krupa working together (Hindu and Muslim women) Wanda Casaril Zamichieli at the Shanti Krupa during the training process for the first production OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 59 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 63. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art May 16th, 2010 – ‘Presentation of Kadhi Art’ Conceptualized by OraWorldMandala, materialized by bhu:sattva and WEC Ahmedabad, Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute Chief Guest Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 60 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 64. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art COMMUNAL UNITY 20th February 2009, Inauguration of A-HOPE (Ahmedabad Harmonic Orchestra for Peace Everywhere) promoted by OraWorldMandala and Gujarat Vidyapeeth with the support of Faculty of Performing Arts The Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaOn the invitation of the Consulate of the United States of America A-HOPE„welcomes Martin Luther King III to Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram through theperformance of „We Shall Overcome‟. The orchestra is composed by the membersof the twelve religious communities of Ahmedabad.Action program organized in collaboration with the American Consulate of Mumbai OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 61 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 65. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art A-HOPE performing in the 2nd October 2009 Action Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 62 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 66. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art A-HOPE Peace Research Center of Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad Follow up of the orchestra: preparation of the repertoire. 20th December 2009 9th May 2010 21th February 2010 21th July 2010 OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 63 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 67. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art EDUCATIONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE 1st October 2008,’Musical Safai’ in communally sensitive areas of Ahmedabad Ahmedabad (Shahpur, Khadia and Jamalpur)Singing Gandhian songs and doing safai-cleaning- together with Hindus, Muslims and people from all religions. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 64 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 68. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 17th December 2009, ‘Musical Safai’ with Dr Subba Rao Jamalpur, Ahmedabad OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 65 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 69. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th July 2009, ‘Musical Safai with the Children´ Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 66 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 70. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 28th February 2010, ‘Musical Safai at Dandi and Parikhshitlal Bridge´ Ahmedabad, India OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 67 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 71. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art NEW OR BASIC EDUCATION Start up: 24th February 2010 Real de Catorce, MexicoAfter several artistic offerings of the five elements with the Wirrarikas and theparticipative action of the village developed from June 2, 2009, a constructiveprogram on education was started on February 2010.Its an experiment inspired by the concept of new or basic educationproposed in the Constructive Program: here the villagers and the children worktogether in the regeneration of the local knowledge bridging with MahatmaGandhis values and principles. The kindergarden, the primary, secondary andhigh schools are all integrating into their classical curriculum lessons abouthistory of the local food and nutrition, traditional medicine, local history,traditional music, tree planting, values and principles for the preservation ofthe local identity, yoga, literature on Nonviolence and art based on the respectof the environment by the use of the five elements. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 68 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 72. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art NEW OR BASIC EDUCATION Start up: 24th February 2010 Real de Catorce, Mexico Villagers and children attending the different lessons for the empowerment of the local culture OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 69 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 73. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art NEW OR BASIC EDUCATION 3th – 6th June 2010 Real de Catorce, Mexico Villagers acknowledged for their work and dedication OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 70 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 74. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art A Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art .Summary and links between the processes and stages of the proposed model of education OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 71 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 75. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art TRAINING FOR ARTISTS OF AHIMSA Training referred to the OraWorldMandala methodology which is aimed to develop the „Model of Education for Ahimsa through Art.‟An Artist of Ahimsa is any individual who, through creativity, is educated andeducates in Ahimsa, placing at the disposition of society his or her specific abilitiesfor the Sarvodaya.Since 2008, OraWorldMandala is organizing trainig seminars for Artists of Ahimsa inIndia and in Mexico. These are the facilitators of the action programmes proposedin the peace process. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 72 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 76. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 26th April 2008, Seminar at the Embassy of India Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 73 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 77. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 31th May 2008, Seminar at the Miguel Hidalgo Delegation Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 74 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 78. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 12th June 2008 Seminar at the UNESCO Catedra for Human Rights UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 75 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 79. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 25th June 2008, Seminar at the Mahatma Gandhi College Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 76 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 80. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 4th July 2008, Seminar at Primary School Real de Catorce, Mexico OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 77 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 81. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 08 -18 December 2008 ‘Synergic Training Seminar for Artists of Ahimsa’ Gujarat Vidyapeeth, AhmedabadEleven days training seminar in the peace process proposed by OraWorldMandalawith the Peace Research Center of Gujarat Vidyapeeth. The seminar was inauguratedby Shri Narayan Desai, Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeeth, and Shri Roberto Toscano,Ambassador of Italy to India. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 78 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 82. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 08 -18 December 2008 ‘Synergic Training Seminar for Artists of Ahimsa’ Gujarat Vidyapeeth, AhmedabadEleven days training seminar in the peace process proposed by the OraWorldMandala Artists of Ahimsa visiting the 12 religious communities. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 79 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 83. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 08 -18 December 2008 ‘Synergic Training Seminar for Artists of Ahimsa’ Gujarat Vidyapeeth, AhmedabadEleven days training seminar in the peace process proposed by OraWorldMandala Gujarat Vidyapeeth members delivering lectures OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 80 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 84. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th December 2008 Signing the MoU with the Director of the CCUT of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 81 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 85. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 22th-23th April 2009 Seminar at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 82 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 86. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 20th May 2009 Seminar at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 83 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 87. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 20th June 2009 Seminar at Tlatelolco University Cultural Center UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 84 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 88. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 7th August 2009 Seminar at UniTierra (University of the Earth) Oaxaca, Mexico Prof. Gustavo Esteva, founder of UniTierra OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 85 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 89. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 19th February 2010 Seminar at Montessori Tonalli School Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 86 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 90. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 1st March 2010, Seminar at CDHDF (Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal – Commission for Human Rights of Mexico City) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 87 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 91. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 16th March 2010, Seminar at CCC (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica – Training Center for Cinema) Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 88 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 92. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art Abril 18th 2010, Seminar at IMJuve (Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud) OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 89 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 93. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtMay 07th, 2010 - Seminar at Ing. Alejo Peralta y Díaz Ceballos Secundary School Morelos District – Tepito, México, D.F. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 90 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 94. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 18th May 2010, Seminar at Lucio Tapia Primary School Morelos District – Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 91 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 95. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 25th May 2010, Seminar at Luis G. León Primary School Morelos District – Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 92 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 96. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 26th May 2010, Seminar at Lucio Tapia Primary School Morelos District – Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 93 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 97. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art27th May 2010, Seminar at Rabindranath Tagore Secundary School Col. Santo Tomás – Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 94 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 98. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art1st June 2010, Seminar at Dolores Correa Zapata Primary School Col. Morelos – Tepito, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 95 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 99. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 04th June 2010, Seminar at La Sapienza University Faculty of Humane Studies Rome, Italy OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 96 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 100. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art 07th June 2010, Seminar at Italia Primary School Guerrero District – Tlatelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 97 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 101. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art9th June 2010, Seminar at Felipe Carrillo Puerto Primary School Guerrero District– Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 98 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 102. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art10th June 2010, Seminar at Rabindranath Tagore Secundary School Guerrero District– Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 99 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 103. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 14th, 2010 – Seminar at Luis G. León Primary School Morelos District – Tepito, México, D.F. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 100 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 104. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 17th, 2010 – Seminar at Rabindranath Tagore Secundary School Santo Tomás District – Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 101 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 105. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 21th, 2010 – Seminar at Italia Primary School Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 102 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 106. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 23th, 2010 – Seminar at Felipe Carrillo Puerto Primary School Valle Gómez District – Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 103 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 107. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 28th, 2010 - Seminar at Estado de Chihuahua Primary School Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 104 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 108. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 29th, 2010 – Seminar at Estado de Chihuahua Primary School Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 105 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 109. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art LATERAL PROGRAMMES OraWorldMandala is the Mexican editor of ‘The Yamuna’ (a global children’s newspaper)Gandhi Media Literacy Programme for children was initiated by Gandhi Smriti andDarshan Samiti in 2003 as part of the centenary year of Indian Opinion, the journalstarted by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa in 1903. The Gandhi Media LiteracyProgramme is aimed to help Parents, Teachers, and Students to pay more attentionto the use of mass media, to help them to distinguish between reality and fantasyand separate fact from fiction, think critically about media messages and help themto consider whether media values are their values. As part of the Gandhi MediaLiteracy Programme, the Samiti has launched The Yamuna, a global children‟snewspaper. It is presently a quarterly newspaper and has child reporters not only indifferent parts of the country but also in other countries. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 106 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 110. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art June 14th, 2010 – Yamuna Mexico Workshop at Rabindranath Tagore Secundary School Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 107 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 111. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through ArtJune 28th, 2010 – Yamuna Mexico Workshop at Rabindranath Tagore Secundary School Guerrero District – Tlaltelolco, Mexico City OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 108 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 112. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art LATERAL PROGRAMMES Platform of Dialogue for NonviolenceOngoing process, started on 30th January 2010. In the minds of the people, thecommemoration of the Mexican Revolution is not just memories. They are seekingnew revolutions in different areas to further improve the political, economic, socialand other systems.The anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi has been the day designatedby the people of Mexico, institutions and peace makers to inaugurate the Centenaryof the Mexican Revolution with the creation of a „Platform of Dialogue for Non-Violence‟. The need of a constructive dialogue to overcome the social conflictsnowadays has become an openly manifest imperative.The Municipality of Mexico City renovating the Mahatma Gandhi monument andinaugurating an eternal flame in tribute to the Father of Nonviolence represents atangible intention to support the cause of peace and harmony in Mexico and in theworld at large.The proposal of the Gandhi monument as a site where people and institutions canengage in a dialogue for overcoming conflicts and to initiate development of apeaceful and harmonious society is significant, as it would concretize the idea andfacilitate action at the ground level. Since 2005, the OraWorldMandala peace movement, in association with PeaceResearch Centre of the Gujarat Vidyapeeth (University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in1920), is working for „Nonviolence through art‟ in India and in Mexico. The growinglinkage between the two countries in promoting the common cause of Nonviolence isalso a homage to the message represented by Gandhi‟s life and his martyrdom.The Gandhian movement is spreading today in Mexico City and in various urban andrural areas of the country organizing action programmes for Nonviolence andfacilitating processes of reconciliation. On 2nd October 2009, during a peace action organized by OraWorldMandala atGandhi‟s monument in Mexico, representatives of various groups embroiled inconflicts expressed their will to engage in a peaceful dialogue with their counterparts,and likewise relevant institutions expressed their will for a positive, constructiveapproach. This is the day in which people and institutions marked a new step in thisdirection. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 109 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 113. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art LATERAL PROGRAMMESThe methodology proposed by OraWorldMandala adopts art as the medium towardsreconciliation on the path of Nonviolence. The ultimate goal of Nonviolence is thewelfare of all. This is the motivation that brings together the people at the „Platformfor Dialogue for Nonviolence‟. Truth is the vow taken and the path to be followed byall in pursuit of the dialogue.PHASE 1 - Artistic action performed on the „Platform‟ by the different groups toexpress the intention of „Reconciliation to Nonviolence‟: The dialogue starts throughthe creation and performance together of a script of an artistic offering of the fiveelements (candle lighting for the fire, representation of the earth with soils offered byall participants through defining a circle, etc.). Songs and other artistic expressionswould be shared during the action by the participants.PHASE 2 - Meeting at the „Platform‟ to share, each group from its own angle andperspective, the reasons for the conflict: With the statement of Gandhi “Wheneveryou are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love” being the source ofinspiration for the participants, and artists and peace makers intervening asneeded to harmonize the emotional moments with quotations on peace, songs, andpoems, etc., the meeting would end with each group giving to the peace makers ashort report on the issues involved. These would be analysed by the experts andGandhian exponents (as identified by the Peace Department of the GujaratVidyapeeth) in the various specific areas of action (land issues, crime, human rights,etc.).PHASE 3 - Mediation sessions at the „Platform‟: The first session would start with aperformance by children to remind the groups about the spirit of Nonviolence showingthe way. Participation of the children in the peace process is an active program ofeducation where the children also grow to become peace makers.After the performance, the groups would sit in a circle for discussion on the views andadvice given by the experts to overcome the conflicts in the Gandhian way.The discussion would be interspersed with moments of silence, to facilitate necessaryintrospection for overcoming the conflicts and for the acceptance of constructivemediation.This action programme would be a unique example of coherence and reconciliation, tobe emulated by the people and the institutions. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 110 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 114. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art LATERAL PROGRAMMES 2nd October 2009 – 20 November 2010 ‘Mexico: campaigning for the Ahimsa Revolution’ (tour in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Real de Catorce)Since 1810 and every 100 years Mexico makes a Revolution:1810: the first Mexican Revolution or War of Independence (1810–1821) was anarmed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authoritieswhich started on 16 September 1810. The Mexican War of Independence movementwas led by Mexican-born Spaniards, Mestizos and Amerindians who soughtindependence from Spain. It started as an idealistic peasants rebellion against theircolonial masters, but finally ended as an unlikely alliance between liberals andconservatives.1920: the Mexican Revolution (Spanish: Revolución mexicana) was a major armedstruggle that started on 20th November 1910 with an uprising led by Francisco I.Madero against long-time autocrat Porfirio Díaz. The Revolution was characterized byseveral socialist, liberal, anarchist, populist, and agrarianist movements. Over timethe Revolution changed from a revolt against the established order to a multi-sidedcivil war. After prolonged struggles, its representatives produced the MexicanConstitution of 1917. The Revolution is generally considered to have lasted until1920, although the country continued to have sporadic, but comparatively minor,outbreaks of warfare well into the 1920s. The Cristero War was the most significantrelapse of bloodshed.2010: in the mind of the people the commemoration of the Revolution is not onlymemoirs. Rebels from different parts of the country against the social system aredeclaring since long time a new start up. It‟s important for the activists of nonviolentmovements to unite forces for a campaign of education on Ahimsa. As a contributionof this effort the OraWorldMandala is proposing a programme that will begin on next2nd October 2009 till the 20th November 2010 in violence-prone areas of the country. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 111 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org
  • 115. Gujarat Vidyapeeth University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 OraWorldMandala World Theatre for Ahimsa through Art ARCHIVE AND KNOWLEDGE BASE - DEVELOPMENTOraWorldMandala is developing a steady and accessible archive and knowledge base,so that it facilitates access to all of the information and knowledge being generatedby the peace process during its research and operational stages.OraWorldMandala is constantly producing information and knowledge provided by theparticipants involved in its different works around the world, this creates the need todevelop a logic order that will not only offer ease of access to materials that rangefrom basic administrative presentations, diplomatic papers, to video, pictures andgeneral multimedia, but also create a system that facilitates easy and fast integrationof newer information generated as the process goes on.The work will focus on identifying all of the types of materials that we will be workingwith to create a definite order that can also integrate other documents scattered inother OraWorldMandala operational centers.With a solid archive as a foundation, in the next phase, OraWorldMandala will focuson implementing a reliable digital format to facilitate access to OraWorldMandalaarchive and the knowledge of all its main operational centers (India, Mexico andItaly) with the intention of creating a network to share and facilitate the consultationof this media. OraWorldMandala (OWM) Cultural Association Indian Headquarter: Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380014 (GUJ) INDIA Tel. 00917927541148-303 Fax:.00917927542547 Italian Headquarter: Viale delle Medaglie d’oro 219, Rome – 00136 ITALY (CF 97337870154) Tel. 00393356651547 Fax. 0697256956 112 Mexican Headquarter: Orizaba 101–7, Col. Roma Deleg. Cuauhtémoc 06700 México D.F. MEXICO Tel. 0052 55 5533.1920 www.oraworldmandala.org owm@oraworldmandala.org

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