First GLOWGA Charity Event for Lenasia

13 th June 2018, LENASIA – The Gandhi Walk Committee together with community partners and the Consul General of India in Johannesburg will host the first ever Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga event (dubbed GLOWGA) at the Gandhi Hall in Ext 5, Lenasia on Sunday 24 th June 2018 with the event programme starting from 9.00AM.

The event forms part of the global observance of International Yoga Day ( #IYD) taking place in the month of June at multiple venue in-and-around South Africa and is being celebrated in more than 150 countries worldwide.

To make this inaugural GLOWGA session fun, colourful and very exciting for participants, the organisers will be offering complimentary services including an on-site Neon Nail Bar by Zaheera Bayat Style & Image Studio, a Neon Henna & Body Painting station with Henna-by-Nadz, something green from Miss Earth SA Finalist Nazia Wadee and each participant will receive a glow t-shirt, glow socks and a goodie-bag packed with an array of colourful and wellness related items. Light refreshments will also be provided to registered participants at the end of the session courtesy of Cali Yoga, THSS Ladies Committee and Rugani.

“Everything will be provided to do GLOWGA and participants need only to dress in their most illuminating neon-wear and be ready for a fun and light yoga experience conducted by Cali Yoga which will be suitable for all ages and sizes - even for the novice yoga or health enthusiast” , said Gandhi Walk Committee chairman, Amit Parbhucharan. He adds that effect-lighting by specialist sound and lighting company JYM using modern illumination technology is bound to leave participants in total amazement.

Due to limited space, this event will be by registration only on a first-come basis and participants need only to provide a donation and requested to bring along items for the charities being supported. Participants can rest assured they will most certainly leave this event with much more, besides having a unique experience to leave you glowing in awe and feeling refreshed.

Participants can register at until fully booked and a confirmation of registration is communicated.

Aside from the #IYD celebration, this event is being hosted in aid of two good causes. Firstly, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Operation Winter Warm initiative and secondly the Feminine Magic Sanitary Pad Collection Drive which the committee has been supporting since Gandhi Walk day back in April of this year and to-date has joined in the distribution of over thirty thousand (30,000) sanitary pads to deserving schools and shelters throughout Gauteng. Every participant will be requested to contribute towards either of the causes and upon registration confirmation will be advised of a choice of the needed items to donate.

GLOWGA2018 is being hosted by the Gandhi Walk Committee and proudly supported by Cali Yoga, Chic Productions, Consul General of India Johannesburg, Dabur South Africa, Dubai Centre, Events by Chetna, GOPIO Johannesburg, HALO Water, Henna-by-Nadz, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, JYM Sound & Lighting, Rugani Juice, THSS and the Zaheera Bayat Style & Image Studios.

For further information about GLOWGA2018 and the Gandhi Walk Committee contact Amit Parbhucharan (Chairman) on 083 400 3050 or Mahendra Modi (PRO) on 083 288 4178.

Thursday 15 February 2018
Julie Maule - Southern Courier

This year the Gandhi Walk Committee will be “Going Green”.

THOUSANDS of participants from Gauteng and surrounding areas are expected to participate in the 33rd Gandhi Walk on April 15 in Lenasia.

With a very successful track record in organising a safe and fun walk, PRO Mahendra Modi invites the whole family to come enjoy and partake in the day’s activities.

This year the Gandhi Walk Committee will be “Going Green” with environmental friendliness and recycling and they will be supporting a few campaigns including Rhino Walk, Earth Walk, Women’s Walk, Oupa Fats and Water Walk. PRO Mahendra Modi invites all ladies to join the Women’s Walk.

Participants have a choice to participate in any of the two distances. The 12km fun walk will commence at 9am and the 6km walk at 9.30am.

Entry tickets will cost R30 per person. The tickets are available for purchase at Computicket outlets nationally and tickets can also be purchased on the morning of the walk at the event.

Chairman Amit Parbhucharan assures all there will be fun and entertainment for the whole family.

For further information please contact Mahendra Modi on 083 288 4178 or Amit Parbhucharan on 083 400 3050. Alternatively visit the website:

Tuesday 14 November 2017

33rd Annual Gandhi Walk to Go Green for 2018

The Gandhi Walk Committee is excited to announce that its primary focus for 2018 is “Going Green” and has now opened early-bird entries for the 33rd Annual Gandhi Walk which will take place on Sunday 15 April 2018, starting and finishing at the Gandhi Hall in Extension 5, Lenasia.

Early-bird entry tickets are just twenty rand (R20) for either the 12km and 6km charity fun walks and available now from any of the Computicket outlets nationally, including, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers-Hyper, House & Home and OK Foods, or online from Discounted early-bird entries are limited and will close at the end of 2017 so do hurry to purchase your entry tickets ahead of the closing date.

The annual Gandhi Walk in Lenasia has become an iconic fun-walk event on the Joburg and Lenasia social calendars and besides the thousands that turn up to walk it each year, it is known to attract many dignitaries, celebrities, government officials, SA-brand ambassadors and several beauty title holders so don’t be too surprised if you find yourself chatting and walking next to any one of them at this Walk!

The Gandhi Walk Committee is ecstatic that it will be going green for 2018 with several steps already being taken and actions being planned to turn this one into Joburg’s greenest-walk, says Gandhi Walk Chairman, Amit Parbhucharan.

According to Parbhucharan, the Gandhi Walk Committee aims to champion social change and promote community awareness to Going Green by launching its #GandhiWalkREWOW campaign which will see the 33rd Gandhi Walk emphasizing “green” aspects relating to Recycling, Energy, Waste, Oxygen and Water. It wants to encourage its walkers and the community at-large - especially the youth - to change attitudes and behaviours towards climate change and greener-living by embracing those famous words of Mahatma Gandhi:

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

In addition, the Gandhi Walk Committee will be hosting a green-expo, plans expansion of its partnership with other community organisations and the Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital. The Gandhi Walk will also be honouring struggle veteran, Mr Laloo Isu Chiba.

To become a sponsor, social or community partner, or to be part of the green expo at Gandhi Walk 2018 kindly contact the Gandhi Walk Committee by emailing

For a further information contact Amit Parbhucharan (Chairman) on 083 400 3050 or Mahendra Modi (PRO) on
083 288 4178.

“#Gandhi Walk – a Community in Unity”