Bharat Parikrama Yatra completes 1000 days, RSS Sar Sanghchalak congratulates Kedilaya Ji
Tejpur, Assam. Today, on May 5, 2015, Bharat Parikrama Yatra completed 1000 days of its mega walkathon, aiming the upliftment of rural Indian life in villages, led by RSS Former national functionary Sitarama Kedilaya.
Today, on its 1000th day, Bharat Parikrama Yatra has reached Tejpur district near Guwahati in Assam. 67 year old Sitaram Kedilaya has now completed over 12,150 kilometers by his mega walk. The Yatra began on August 09, 2012 from Kanyakumari.
RSS Sar Sanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat in his message, congratulated Sitarama Kedilaya. The message from RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat is been given below. Several senior RSS functionaries congratulated Sitaram Kedilaya on his successful completion of 1000 days of mega walk aiming Gram Vikas.
Message from Sar Sanghachalak congratulating Bharat Parikrama Yatra
Tithi : Veshaka Shukla 12, Yugabd – 5117 Date : 30 – 4 – 2015
Regarding the motherland as divine, the tradition of peregrinating the land for review and reawakening the society has been an ancient tradition of Bharat. Having taken inspiration from this great tradition, Shri Sitaram Kedilaya, had avowed to undertake ‘Bharat Parikrama’ (A geographical journey in Bharat or India) after being relieved of his responsibility in Sangh’s Seva Vibhag. He began his tour after obtaining the darshan of Sripada Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari and since then has been walking everyday on barefoot and has covered the Western Ghats, western coastline, the western land border up to Kashmir and the northern border areas. He then has travelled through the villages of the Terai region in the Himalayas and thus having walked for a complete 1000 days has now reached Assam in the east. Completing this 1000 day arduoustour as per the set intentions and the effort put, is in itself an achievement worthy of all accolades. There is no doubt what so ever that he will successfully tour Bharat’s east and south-east regions and complete the rest of the ‘parikrama’.
This humongous effort of Sitaram Ji is not just to walk barefoot and create yet another world record.
आत्मनोमोक्षार्थम् जगत् हिताय च – For one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world.
During this tour he has intermingled with the villagers and has educated them as to how they can live a life based on the unity of cattle, village and nature according to the eternal and ever evolving culture of Bharat, even during the conditions faced today. He has also guided many villages to implement life styles based on Dharmic principles of truth and virtue. This is a very timely and apt solution for the problems our society is facing today and for the deteriorating human values. Our well wishes are always with Shri. Sitaram Ji and are confident that he will complete the rest of the tour successfully as determined. It is imperative on every karyakarta and citizens who reside along the route of the tour that they support and assist him but it is also everyone’s duty to promote and spread the tour’s message which is ‘wellbeing of all’by inculcating and practicing the message in totality. I pray that each one of us acquire the wisdom and strength to accomplish this task and I again express my good wishes to Shri. Sitaram Ji for the fruitful and successful completion of his tour.