Launched on August 9 at Kanyakumari, Bharath Parikrama Yatra is aimed to uplift the rural Indian Life. The Yatra has a scheduled duration of 5 years, covering 15000km, reaching almost all districts of India. Sitaram Kedilaya, held the position of Akhil Bharatiya Seva Pramukh last year. Hailing from Salmara village of Puttur of Karnataka, Sitaram Kedilaya has rendered his service as an RSS Pracharak since 1970.

Bayaru Kasaragod October 17, 2012: Receiving a warm welcome for his Bharat Parikrama Yatra on its 70th day, RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya is keen on his mission of Graam Vikaas (Rural Upliftment) with a motto of ‘Know Bharat, become Bharat, Make Bharat the World’s Teacher’.

RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya received traditional welcome from the Villagers at Bayaru on October 17-2012

Prominent social leaders of the Village, woman and children, RSS Jilla Prachaak Girish, were there to receive the Bharat Parikrama Yatra which arrived in Bayaru from Dharmatthadka where Kedilaya stayed last night.

Elaborating on the Bharat Praikarama Yatra,  Sitaram Kedilaya has earlier said that a span of 10 kilometres 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.

Bharat Parikrama Yatra reaching Bayaru from Dharmatthadka Village

BHARAT PARIKRAMA YATRA: Date and Villages

October 16: Dharmatthadka

October 17: Bayaru

October 18: Bedagudda

October 19: Bakrebailu (Karnataka Border Village)

October 20: Konaje

October 21: Kuttar Padavu

October 22: Bikarnakatte Mangalore City

October 23: Baikampady

October 24: Tadambail near Surathkal

October 25: Sasihitlu

October 26: Haleyangadi

October 27:  Hejamaadi

October 28: Ucchila

October 29: Paangala

October 30: Madhva Nagara

October 31: Uppooru

November 1: Matapady

November 2: Kodikanyana

November 3: Thekkatte

November 4: Vadera Hobli

November 5: Hemmaady

November 6: Gangolly

November 7: Naavunda

November 8: Uppunda

November 9: Shirooru

November 10: North Karnataka

Kedilaya walks in Bayaru Village

Kedilaya visited a house at Bayaru this morning