Walk of Hope begins today….
Walk of Hope is a padayatra for peace and harmony by the Manav Ekta Mission – covering 6500 kms from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Led by Sri M, founder of Manav Ekta Mission, the journey spans 15-18 months through 11 Indian states, bringing together citizens from all walks of life. Traversing the varied landscape of India, it seeks a significantly restored nation—fit enough to be bequeathed to our future generations.
The Walk of Hope will ﬂag off on 12 January 2015, the birth anniversary of a great prophet of interfaith harmony, Swami Vivekananda. Starting from the Gandhi Memorial Mandapam in Kanyakumari and concluding in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, this initiative will reach out to 10 million fellow Indians.
The padayatra will cover 15-20 kms a day and halt in the evening at a pre-determined village or town enroute. The evening will be spent meeting with the local populace – which will include meaningful dialogues, inter-faith prayers, eating together and, ﬁnally, resting overnight at their homes. A diverse assembly of responsible citizens, who foresee a united and inclusive India for themselves and the future generations, will accompany Sri M in this walk.
The Walk of Hope is an exercise to restore the innate spirituality of the nation – rekindling true faith and rejuvenating the spirit of hope, love, peace, harmony and oneness. The hope is to erase disparities arising from a misunderstanding of our diverse culture and religions, thus uniting the humanity of India through a spiritual approach proving people can live together despite all differences. You can join or step out at any place or time as you wish, during the walk.