Pangaaala, Udupi District October 29, 2012: Pejawar Seer Sri Vishwsha Theertha Swamiji joined RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra when it moved from Ucchila Village to Paangala of Udupi district in Karnataka on its 82nd day.

Pejawar seer walks along with RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya during Bharat Parikrama Yatra near Pangala on October-29-2012

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.

Pejawar Seer Sri Vishwsha Theertha Swamiji joined RSS Pracharak Sitaram Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra October 29-2012

RSS Kshethreeya Seva Pramukh Gopal Chettiyar and Prominent social leaders of the Village, woman and children were present duringBharat Parikrama Padayatra, which arrived inPangala from Ucchila where Kedilaya stayed last night.

Kedialaya plants a cocunut tree during his Bharat Parikrama Yatra Oct-29-2012

Bharat Parikrama Yatra heading o Pangala from Ucchila

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: Date and Villages

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