Lakshmipur Bazar, Maharajganj (U. P.) Aiming Grama Vikas or Upliftment of Rural Bharatiuya life, RSS former Akhil Bharatiya Seva Pramukh Sitarama Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra visited Nepal for 2 days on December 10th, 11th, 2014.
Today, its 858th day, Bharata Parikrama Yatra reached Lakshmi Bazar, a village in Maharajganj district. district is bounded by Nepal on the North, Kushinagar district on the east, Gorakhpur district on the south and Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar districts in the west. This district is part of Gouraksha Pranth according to RSS.
On December 09th Kedilaya started his walk from Daphalipur Village towards Nepal. The path he took had several challenges, even for a smooth walk. Crossing the local river banks, on December 10th Bharat Parikrama Yatra entered Nepal. Sitarama Kedilaya. On December 11th, Yatra has reached Lumbini, the birthplace of Goutham Buddha in Siddharthnagar. On December 12th Kedilaya returned border villages of Bharat at Kakkarhamva Village, which 100meters away from the Nepal border.
Began on August 9, 2012 from Kanyakumari of Tamilnadu, 67 year RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya lead ‘Bharat Parikrama Yatra’ has been aimed at the upliftment of rural life in the villages of India. The Yatra now covered an approximate distance of 9300 km by walk. Earlier after its entry to Uttar Pradesh on August 02, 2014 the Bharat Parikrama Yatra visited several places of historical significance including Ayodhya, Chitrakoot, Prayag, Kashi and other places.
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Elaborating on the yatra, 67 year old 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.