Promoting peace, nonviolence and equality through artistic reflections of the life, work and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Borderless Gandhi is an organisation working to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings, values and philosophies through the means of art and social media. Borderless Gandhi was founded by Nilesh Makwana and Lene Makwana, and with them they have a team of volunteers and supporters.
Nilesh Makwana, an Indian immigrant and Lene Makwana, a Norwegian immigrant, both founded Borderless Gandhi in 2014 to promote the ideology of peace, equality and nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi. Perth is the rst location of Borderless Gandhi, and was chosen as a natural launch location based on the city’s multicultural and peaceful environment. Borderless Gandhi was established in 2014, and the work on organising an exhibition promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s values; peace, nonviolence and equality started right away.
2015 marked the launch of the organisation, and every year there has been focus on 2nd October; Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and also the International Day of Nonviolence by United Nations.
Previous Events and Exhibitions
2nd October 2015: Official launch at Northbridge Piazza in Perth Western Australia, showcasing the biopic "Gandhi" from 1982.
2nd October - 2nd November 2016: "Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in Me by Vibhor Sogani" in Perth Western Australia, Elizabeth Quay.
2nd October - 6 October 2017: "Nonviolence Week by Borderless Gandhi", global social media campaign.
The message of peace, nonviolence and equality must always be remembered and the values will inspire to make this world a better place to live..
The Borderless Gandhi project is aiming towards a series of events and exhibitions where Mahatma Gandhi is portrayed as a global icon of equality, nonviolence and peace. Gandhi and his work will be promoted through artistic reflections of his life, work and legacy, and in true spirit with Gandhi’s values and philosophies, the initiative is not tied to a certain country, community or religion.
Nilesh and Lene had the pleasure of meeting the director of the Sabarmati Ashram. Mahatma Gandhi resided at the ashram through the 1920’s and is also the place where he was based when he led the Salt March on 12th March 1930