In the effort of breathing life into their commitment towards a culture of peace, the City called upon its citizens to celebrate the role of peace in everyone’s life with a festival. The celebrations were organized in partnership with The Prem Rawat Foundation, Percorsi association and many local organizations.
For three days the city was animated by a lively succession of events and exhibitions on the topic of peace. The showings featured photos, paintings and graphics created by students and associations.
Other events included inter-cultural conferences, sports events, video
screenings and live music.
The parade ended in the central Piazza della Repubblica, where students performed on stage reciting poems, dancing, singing and sharing thoughts on peace.
The beautiful cloister of the Jesuit college hosted an exhibition of students’ drawings. Some of their designs were directly inspired by Prem Rawat’s words.
Throughout the day, musical events and video screenings took place at the Rivoli Cinema. The showings included a documentary on the 2011 Peace Week with the Prem Rawat’s address, “Time Machine”, TPRF clips and videos produced by students.
A second parade, this time in costumes and accompanied by a Dixieland band crossed the city as a “living artwork” symbolizing the longing for peace.
The City Council Hall hosted a conference organized by the Euro-Arab Institute.
At the end, Mayor Cristaldi awarded the most noteworthy and creative initiatives.
The mayor as well as many of the participants expressed their heartfelt wish to welcome Prem Rawat again in their city in the very near future.