From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Sept 3: With the mission to spread the message of love, peace, amity, brotherhood, commul harmony, a ‘Shanti Sadbhab Cycle Yatra’ from Kokrajhar to Kashmir organized by the Sarva Seva Sangh (All India Sarvodaya Mandal) in association with many Gandhian and like-minded organizations kicked off on Saturday.
The BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyry, who is also the in-charge of forest and tourism department, formally flagged off the Gandhian cycle rally for peace. He wished best of luck of all the participants in the peace rally and hoped that the mission would be successful.
Chandan Pal, joint convener of the Shanti Sadbhab Cycle Yatra, said that the nearly 60 days long cycle rally from Kokrajhar to Kashmir got started on Saturday He said, “We are aiming to spread the message of peace, love, brotherhood and commul harmony among all sections of the society. The purpose of the cycle yatra is to appeal to the common people, political leaders not to discrimite against anyone irrespective of caste, creed, religion sects and work for a society where there will be equality, amity, brotherhood, friendship and commul harmony.” He said that 20 young boys and girls from different communities (Bodo, Muslim, Rabha, Rajbongshi, Mishing, Bengali and Assamese) had turned up for the peace bicycle rally.
Pal said that the yatra would cover eight States - Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Delhi, Harya, Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir. He said that the cycle rally team would be meeting the President and Vice-President of India.
Radha Batta, secretary of the organization, said that after eruption of violence in Bodoland area of Assam in 2012, Gandhians from all over the country reached there for establishing peace and this work was going on for about four years now. “We have taken several steps and we are working with various communities to bring back peace and understanding,” she said adding that all these efforts received immense support and cooperation from local people, different communities, organizations, local government and educatiol institutions. She also called upon all the militant groups in the Northeast to come forward for peace dialogue with the Government of India.