Announcing the 13th Annual Gandhi walkathon and India Festival on Saturday, September 28 2019 at the WVU Shell Building (4-7 PM)
All proceeds will be donated to EMPTY BOWLS Monongalia, that provides resources and broker assistance to Monongalia County agencies supporting individuals and families threatened by food insecurity.
As always we will have food stalls from different parts of India, live cultural shows, dance, music, arts and crafts stalls, Indian garment stalls, traditional Indian costume fashion shows! We will also have a special guest, Mr Akshay Hari, a well known signer from Pittsburgh, who will belt out some old and new Bollywood songs! Come out with your family to have a great time!
This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and we want to make the event extra special!.
$5 ONLY WHEN PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
$10 AT GATE
KIDS UNDER 12 FREE
EACH TICKET COUNTS TOWARDS A $3 FOOD COUPON
(You can buy online here; bring receipt to the event)
STALLS OPEN: 4 PM
WALKATHON: 4.15 - 5.15
CULTURAL SHOWS: 5.15 - 7
The goal of our annual Gandhi Day event is to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peace, non-violence and unity. At the same time, it is an opportunity to serve the local community: Every year, the proceeds are donated to a local charity.
We are glad to inform that in 2018 we were able to raise $5000 towards WVU Medicine Children's hospital through our 12th annual Gandhi day Walkathon and India Festival. Over the last 12 years, we have raised $30,000 towards charities in the greater Morgantown area. The proceeds from this event have been donated to several local charities: Milan Puskar Health Right Clinic (2017), Eye foundation of America (2016), Habitat for Humanity (2015), Stepping stones (2014), Shack neighborhood House (2013), WVU Children's hospital (2012), Scott settlement House (2011), Morgantown Soup Kitchen (2010) and Ronald McDonald House (2009). We would like to thank all the community members, volunteers and the sponsors for their participation in making this event a success. We look forward to your continued participation in the upcoming years.