Bharat Parikrama Yatra in Gujarat

Indranaj Village, Anand Jilla Gujarat, March 27: On its non-stop 231st day, RSS former functionary Sitaram Kedilaya lead ‘Bharat Parikrama Yatra’ entered Indranaj Village, Anand Jilla Gujarat this morning. Villagers of Indranaj received Bharat Parikrama Yatra with traditional folk style. Sitaram Kedilaya reached Indranaj Village from Tarapar Village where he stayed last night.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra in Gujarat
Bharat Parikrama Yatra in Gujarat

Began on August 9, 2012 from Kanyakumari of Tamilnadu, RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra has been aimed at the upliftment of rural life in the villages of India. The Yatra which was launched in Kanyakumari on August 9, has now covered an approximate distance of 2500km.

The Schedule of Yatra in GUAJARAT:
Nadiyad Vibhag
Anand Jillah
March 19, 2013: Gambhira Village
March 20, 2013: Khinkhaload Village
March 21, 2013: Bhadaran Village
March 22, 2013: Jharola Village
March 23, 2013: Bochasan Village
March 24, 2013: Dharmaj Village
March 25, 2013: Maanaaj Village
March 26, 2013: Tarapar Village
March 27, 2013: Indrapaj Village
March 28, 2013: Vadalpara Village
March 29, 2013: Phatepara Village
Gandhinagar Vibhag
Dhandhuka Jillah

March 30, 2013: Vataman Village
March 31, 2013: Moti boru Village
April 01, 2013: Pipali Village
April 02, 2013: Pachchham Village
April 03, 2013: Khasta Village
April 04, 2013 Kotada Village
April 05, 2013: Vagad Village
April 06, 2013: Devaliya Village
April 07, 2013: Ranpur Village
April 08, 2013: Umarala Village
Bhavnagar Vibhag
Bhavnagar Jillah
April 09, 2013: Paliyad Village
April 10, 2013: Sarava Village
Rajkot Vibhag
Goandal Jillah
April 11, 2013: Vinchhia Village
April 12, 2013: Hingol gadh Village
April 13, 2013: Lilapur Village
April 14,2013: Jasdan Village
April 15, 2013: Atkot Village
April 16, 2013: Mota dadva Village
April 17, 2013: Nana mandva Village
April 18, 2013: Raj gadh Village
April 19, 2013: Ardoi Village
April 20, 2013:Ribda Village
April 21, 2013: Sangadva Village
April 22, 2013: Chandli Village
Jamnagar Jillah
April 23,2013: Nikava Village
April 24, 2013: Jasapar Village
April 25, 2013: Sanala Village
April 26, 2013: Arla Village
April 27, 2013: Bavadidal Village
April 28, 2013: Mota Khadaba Village
April 29, 2013: Lalpur Village
April 30, 2013: Bhangor Village
April 01, 2013 Ambardi Village
May 02, 2013: Kolva Village
May 03, 2013: Vinjalapar Village
May 04, 2013: Juvan gadhVillage
May 05, 2013: Movan Village
May 06, 2013: Jamgadhaka Village
May 07, 2013: Kenedi Village
May 08, 2013: Bamnasha Village
May 09, 2013: Okhamadhi Village
May 10, Baradiya Village
May 11, 2013: DwarakaVillage
May 12, 2013: Charakla Village
May 13, 2013: Ranjitpur Village
May 14, 2013: Raan Village
May 15, 2013: Juvanpr Village
May 16, 2013: Sonardi Village
May17, 2013: Kuvadiya Village
May 18, 2013: Data Village
May 19, 2013: Devariya Village
May 20, 2013: Padana Village
May 21, 2013: Bed Village
May 22, 2013: Naghedi Village
May 23, 2013: Vibhapar Village
May 24, 2013: Khijadiya Village
May 25, 2013: Banugar Village
May 26, 2013: Fala Village
May 27, 2013: Vankiya Village
May 28, 2013: Haripar Village
May 29, 2013: Latipar Village
Morabi Jillah
May 30, 2013: Otala Village
May 31, 2013: Tankara Village
June 01, 2013: Virpar Village
June 02, 2013:  Ravapar Village
June 03, 2013: ghutu Village
June 04, 2013: Andarna Village
Surendranagar Jillah
June 05, 2013: Kadiyana Village
June 06, 2013: Mansar Village
June 07, 2013: Shakti nagar Village
June 08, 2013: Soldi Village
June 09, 2013: Haripar Village
June 10, 2013: Dhrumath Village.

Elaborating on the yatra, Sitarama Kedilaya said that a span of about 10 kilo metres will be covered on a daily basis by foot, after which he will take rest in the village that falls in the vicinity. The primary task he has to undertake will be to get in touch with the youth and the prominent members of the village and discuss important issues like care of sick. This will include the handicapped, blind etc. Other activities like taking a round of the entire village and engaging in a collective session of prayer at the village temple. This will help create a bond of great depth with the people, which will help the villagers realize that villages were, once upon a time, a single encompassing family. However, this feeling has taken a back seat now, which has led to a whole lot of problems everywhere. This has now escalated to national and international levels. The feeling of unity, along with creation of family bonds, if brought back to villages will ensure restoration of harmony to a great extent. This could be instrumental in the rekindling of the concept of ‘Vasudha Eva Kudumbakam’. And then, the journey will resume to the next village.

Muslim Leaders at Bharat Parikrama Yatra (File: Karnataka)

65 year old Sitarama Kedilaya has been, for a long time, strictly adhered to having a single meal a day. During the course of the journey, he will have no possessions or belongings with him. When asked what inspired him to undertake the endeavor at this age, that too all alone, he replied, “What makes you feel that I am alone? I have the thoughts and ideas of as many as 121 crore people with me. After all the very deed is for an all encompassing nation.”

Bharat Parikrama Yatra at Hemmady Nov 5-2012 , Kedilaya inspired govt school children

Sitaram Kedilaya has dedicated a slogan for the purpose. “Know Bharat, be Bharat and Make Bharat Vishwaguru”. The reason for the yatra is clear. The current trends that prevail are businesslike and commercial , where life is being seen only in terms of trade and profit. This unfortunately has given rise to poverty, unemployment and corruption everywhere. Another trend that prevails is that the world is now a battlefield, with life being nothing but constant strife. This thought stream has led to violence, terrorism and an existence hand with deadly weapons everywhere. This has led to deep turbulence and instability, with people all over the world making a mad scramble for any straw that will provide them with peace. And then this makes them realize that the road to solitude, ultimately happens to be Bharat. It is here that the relevance of the third and most important trend comes into being: “The world is a family and life is a revelation”.

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