Bhopal. Peace Marchers of the “Jai Jagat 2020” Yatra , a campaign for world peace and justice entered Bhopal district today. Waterman Rajendra Singh also participated in the “Jai Jagat 2020” lead by famous Gandhian and the founder of Ekta Parishad Rajagopal P.V., on arrival of peace marchers from 15 countries in Bhopal district. On this occasion, peace marchers were warmly welcomed by the district administration and the distinguished citizens of the district.
National Convenor of Ekta Parishad, Aneesh Thillenkery said that the “Jai Jagat 2020” journey started from Rajghat in Delhi on October 2 and reached Bhopal district today after covering a distance of more than 1000 kilometers via crossing several places in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. A Gas tragedy memorial meeting will be held in Bhopal on November 26 at 11 am near the memorial statue in front of the Union Carbide Factory to commemorate the death of Gas victims and Abdul Jabbar, who sacrificed his life for the victims of Gas tragedy. After this, peace messengers will attend the ceremony on Gandhi held in memory of Ba-Bapu at Hahnemann Homeopathy Medical College. On November 27, peace envoys with social workers from across the state will reach Gandhi Bhavan. The Ba-Bapu Jan Utsav conclave will be inaugurated at Gandhi Bhawan at 4 pm on 28 November under which various events will be organized between 9 am to 9 pm till 1 December. In this, stalls of rural products, organic products, Khadi products and books related to Gandhism will be set up. Cultural activities will also be organized during this period.
Aneesh told that a two-day youth conclave will be held at Gandhi Bhavan on 30 November and 1 December. It will include youth and youth leaders, who will discuss the four pillars of social change in the world viz. eradication of poverty, eliminating social exclusion, acting on climate crisis and halting conflict and violence. On 2 October, the yatra will proceed from Bhopal to Bangarasia.
Rajagopal P.V. Says that there should be a commitment to non-violence in every aspect of our life. Non-violence means change in our behaviour along with the moaning of all forms of violence. Collective non-violence means justice to the poor and deprived at the level of society and the state. If we develop from Gandhian perspective, we can also treat non-violence towards nature.
It is noteworthy that “Jai Jagat 2020” has been started from Rajghat in Delhi on October 2 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi for global peace and justice. The yatra also includes peace marchers from 15 countries including France, New Zealand, Kenya, Belgium and Switzerland. After India, the yatra will reach the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on 25 September next year passing through 10 countries, where there will be a gathering of thousands volunteers dedicated to peace and justice. In India, the yatra will reach Gandhi Ashram in Seva Gram, Wardha, Maharashtra on 30th January, 2020, where the Peace Convention will be organized to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Ba-Bapu and the 125th birth anniversary of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. After this, the journey will leave for other countries.