Nepal, which hosted the 1st and 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence, is preparing to host the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence.

The 1st World March for Peace and Nonviolence was in Nepal on 9 October 2009, and some of the other core team members arrived on 10 October. The 1st World March was held on the 10th in three different districts – KATHMANDU, BHAKTAPUR, and KAVRE (PANAUTI) – a rally in Bhaktapur, another rally and cultural programme in Kavre (Panauti), then a conference, press meeting and rally around Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The team then rested, some went on an excursion to Nagarkot, before returning to Delhi.

Here are some photos from the 1st World March in Nepal:

The base team for the 2nd World March arrived on 23 January 2020 and left on 29 January 2020. The core team will march with peace-loving Nepalese and non-violent people to highlight the urgent need to end all wars and all forms of discrimination and violence.

As the 3rd World March prepares to depart from San Jose, Costa Rica on 2 October 2024 to travel across five continents, Nepalese humanists have once again joined hands to support and welcome the 3rd WMW base team as it arrives in the nonviolent region of Asia.

Some members of the Nepalese core team of the 3rd WMW met on 17 February 2024 to discuss, share and exchange the plans that have been made.

In order to bring the message of peace and non-violence to the youth of today, the Nepalese core team of the 3rd WM is planning to take the 3rd WM to three universities in Kathmandu. In 1959 there was only one university in Nepal, TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY. Then, after some time, the eastern part of Nepal established a university called PURBANCHAL UNIVERSITY in 1993. Both are public. KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY is the private university of Nepal. The Nepalese core team of the 3rd World March is also exploring the possibility of establishing a university in Lumbini, the holy birthplace of the Buddha, a historic site where one of the main events of the World March will be held.

The necessary logistics and links with other NGOs and organisations are being explored.

  • Letters to university presidents presenting the aims and plans of the World March and inviting them to open the doors of their universities to the 3rd World March. Their students, working hand in hand with the Nepal WM Core Team, can organise and participate in activities to crystallise their thoughts and feelings about peace and the need to end all forms of discrimination and violence.
  • Leaflets, banners and materials will be produced.
  • Existing links with NGOs and various community groups are another way of reaching the community with the message of peace and non-violence and how it can help improve the lives of all people, regardless of class, age, gender and nationality.

Some Core Team members have expressed interest in joining the 3rd WM Core Team to visit neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and India. The idea is encouraged as anyone interested can attend the 3rd WM in any country. A plan is being discussed globally to have at least one representative from each continent present at the activities in San Jose, Costa Rica, where the 3rd World March will begin, and when the core team returns to its starting point in Costa Rica after touring the globe.

Tulsi Sigdel shared a work plan during a virtual meeting of the 3rd World March on 10 February 2024 with representatives from five countries in the Asia-Pacific region and Rafael de la Rubia, founder of World Without Wars and Nonviolence and main promoter of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. In February, letters of invitation and leaflets were sent to 3 universities: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University and Purbanchal University. March – Demonstration and expression of 3MM with banners and leaflets. April – Invite more organisations to actively participate in the WM. May – hold workshops with organisations and students. In June, when the dates of the base team’s visit to Nepal are known, the team will finalise a more detailed schedule and programme of activities.

Namaste! Looking forward to the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence in Nepal.

Present at the virtual meeting were Tulsi Sigdel, Mukunda Baskota, Kabir K.R. Nepal, Kabita Sigdel, Sharada Prasad Dhita with Decler Hague and Karina L. Santillán, Pressenza. This report was made possible by contributions from the team and photos by Tulsi Sigdel and Kabir Ranjitkar.

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