16 September, 2016

5-Year Mega Walkathon ‘Bharath Parikrama Yatra’ Enters Into Telangana

Walking length and breadth of Bharath is a huge and challenging task, but for 68 year old Sri Sitrama Kedilaya, former RSS functionary, is an opportunity to spread awareness on Gram Vikas which is aimed at uplifting the rural Indian life.

This 5-year mega walkathon named as “Bharath Parikrama Yatra” entered into Telangana in Mahboobnagar district on 14 September, becoming the 23rd state to be covered on 1499th day.

The Yatra entered into Domalupenta village of Wanaparthy mandal and will continue for the next 10 days in Telangana, before re-entering into Andhra Pradesh for the next phase.
On a daily basis nearly 10-12 kilo meters will be covered by foot, after which Sri Sitrama Kedilaya will take rest in the nearby village that falls in the vicinity.

The slogan of yatra is “Know Bharat, Be Bharat and Make Bharat Vishwaguru”.

Sitrama Kedilaya said the primary task of this yatra is to get in touch with youth, prominent members in village and interact with them on issues concerned with cattle, water conservation, ecology, and rural Indian values in daily life in village.

Other activities include engaging people into a collective session of prayer at the village temple to rekindle the concept of ‘Vasudha Eva Kudumbakam’ among the villagers.  And then, the journey will resume to the next village.

This Bharat Parikrama Yatra yatra began on August 09, 2012 from Kanyakumari, completed Day-1499, covering a distance of over 20, 850 KM by walk visiting nearly 1965 villages of 23 different states.

The next phase of yatra will proceed to Southern India. The prominent places like Mantralaya will be covered on September 29th, Puttaparti on October 21st, then by October 24th Yatra will reach Gorantla of Andhra, which borders with Karnataka.

On October 25th Bharat Parikrama Yatra will enter Karnataka at Muddenahalli Village of Chikkaballapura district, then to Tamilandu’s Tiruvannamalai, Pondichery, and to proceed till Kanyakumari.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra is expected to conclude at Kanyakumari on Ashadha Poornima or GuruPoorinma Day that falls on July 9, 2017.

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