May 5, 2015 Tejpur, Assam : TODAY, May 5- 2015, Bharat Parikrama Yatra completed 1000 days of its mega walkathon, aiming the upliftment of rural Indian life in villages, led by RSS Former national functionary Sitarama Kedilaya.
Today, on its 1000th day, Bharat Parikrama Yatra has reached Tejpur district near Guwahati in Assam. 67 year old Sitarama Kedilaya has now completed over 12,150 kilometers by his mega walk. The Yatra began on August 09, 2012 from Kanyakumari.
RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat in his message, congratulated Sitarama Kedilaya. The message from RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat is been given below. Several senior RSS functionaries congratulated Sitarama Kedilaya on his successful completion of 1000 days of mega walk aiming Gram Vikas.
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Date : 30 – 4 – 2015
Message from Sarasanghachalak congratulating Bharat Parikrama Yatra
Regarding the motherland as divine, the tradition ofperegrinating the landfor review and reawakening the society has been an ancient tradition of Bharat. Having taken inspiration from this great tradition, Shri Sitarama Kedilaya, had avowed to undertake ‘Bharat Parikrama’ (A geographical journey in Bharat or India) after being relieved of his responsibility in Sangh’s Seva Vibhag. His began his tour after obtaining the darshan of Sripada Rock Memorial in Kanyakumariand since then has been walking everyday on barefoot and has covered the Western Ghats, western coastline, the western land border up to Kashmir and the northern border areas. He then has travelled through the villages of the Terai region in the Himalayas and thus having walked for a complete 1000 days has now reached Assam in the east. Completing this 1000 day arduoustour as per the set intentions and the effort put, is in itself an achievement worthy of all accolades. There is no doubt whatsoever that he will successfully tour Bharat’s east and south-east regions and complete the rest of the ‘parikrama’.
This humongous effort of Sitaram Ji is not just to walk barefoot and create yet another world record.
आत्मनोमोक्षार्थम् जगत् हिताय च – For one’s own salvation and for the welfare of the world.
During this tour he has intermingled with the villagers and has educated them as to how they can live a life based on the unity of cattle, village and nature according to the eternal and ever evolving culture of Bharat, even during the conditions faced today. He has also guided many villages to implement lifestyles based on Dharmic principles of truth and virtue. This is a very timely and apt solution for the problems our society is facing today and for the deteriorating human values. Our well wishes are always with Shri. Sitaram Ji and are confident that he will complete the rest of the tour successfully as determined. It is imperative on every karyakarta and citizens who reside along the route of the tour that they support and assist him but it is also everyone’s duty to promote and spread the tour’s message which is ‘wellbeing of all’by inculcating and practicing the message in totality. I pray that each one of us acquire the wisdom and strength to accomplish this task and I again express my good wishes to Shri.Sitaram Ji for the fruitful and successful completion of his tour.
Date : 30 – 4 – 2015 (Mohan Bhagwat)
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तिथि- वैशाख शु.-१२, युगाब्द- ५११७ दिनांक- 30-4-2015
स्वदेश को आराध्य देव मानकर समाज निरिक्षण तथा समाज जागरण करने के लिए परिव्रज्या करने की परंपरा भारत में प्राचीन काल से रही है | उसी से प्रेरणा लेकर संघ के सेवा विभाग के दायित्व से मुक्त होने के पश्चात् श्री सीताराम केदिलाय ने भारत परिक्रमा का संकल्प किया | कन्याकुमारी में श्रीपाद शिला के दर्शन से प्रारंभ कर प्रतिदिन पैदल चलते हुए पश्चिमी घाट, पश्चिमी सागर सीमा तथा काश्मीर तक की पश्चिमी स्थल सीमा से उत्तरी सीमा में हिमालय की तराई में बसे ग्रामों से निकलते हुए हजार दिन पूर्ण कर अब वे पूर्व के असम क्षेत्र में आ गए हैं | एक हजार दिनों की यह दुर्गम यात्रा ठीक अपने उद्देश्य के अनुसार पूरी करने का परिश्रम करना अपने आप में एक अभिनंदनीय कार्य है | अब भारत के पूर्व व दक्षिण-पूर्व के क्षेत्रों में चलकर वे इस प्रदक्षिणा को सफलतापूर्वक पूर्ण करेंगे, इसमें किसीको अविश्वास का कोई कारण नहीं रहा |
सीताराम जी का यह प्रयास मात्र पैदल चलने का एक और विश्व विक्रम करने के लिए नहीं है | “ आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगद्धिताय च ” | इस यात्रा में उन्होंने ग्रामवासियों से घुलमिल कर भारत की पुण्य सनातन व नित्य नूतन संस्कृति के अनुसार आज की परिस्थिति में गौ, ग्राम व प्रकृति आधारित जीवन कैसे जीना इसका उपदेशन करते हुए अनेक ग्रामों में उस सत्याधारित व सात्विक धर्म-जीवन का आचरण प्रवर्तन भी किया है | भारतीय समाज तथा स्वनिर्मित समस्याओं में लड़खड़ाती हुई मानवता के लिए यह एक अत्यंत समयोचित व उपयुक्त कार्य है | श्री सीताराम जी उर्वरित यात्रा को दृढ़संकल्प पूर्वक पूर्ण यशस्वी करेंगे, यह शुभकामना और विश्वास तो है ही; उनके इस यात्रा में सहयोगी व सहायक होते हुए यात्रा के मार्ग में स्थित सभी कार्यकर्ता व जन- समाज इस यात्रा के बहुजन हिताय के सन्देश को स्वयं के आचरण से शतगुणित प्रचारित व प्रसारित करें, यह हम सबके सामने कर्त्तव्य है | इस कर्त्तव्य को निभाने की सुबुद्धि व शक्ति हम सभी को प्राप्त हो इस प्रार्थना के साथ मैं श्री सीताराम जी की यात्रा के सम्पूर्ण, सुफल व सफलता की शुभकामना पुनः एक बार व्यक्त करता हूँ |
दिनांक- 30-4-2015 ( मोहन भागवत )
Bharat Parikrama Yatra across the villages of 14 states so far, creating awareness about conservation of water, ecology and rural Indian values in village life.
Earlier, RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat joined Bharat Parikrama Yatra on September 08, 2013 at Seekar district of Rajasthan. RSS chief echoed the aims and concept of the Bharat Parikrama Yatra which was aiming the upliftment of rural Indian life. Bhagwat stressed on the conservation of water, soil, Cow, all forms natural resources. Bhagwat wished Kedilaya for the successful completion of Bharat Parikrama Yatra. This is the second visit of RSS Sarasanghachalak in the same year, who earlier joined Yatra in January 2013 at Panvel of Maharashtra.
- Sitrama Kedilaya at Mewar Village of Rajasthan during Bharat Parikrama Padayatra, recently
- 3 Friends Meet: Senior RSS Pracharaks Na Krishnappa, Sitaram Kedilaya and Mai Cha Jayadev in a discussion during Bharat Parikrama Yatra at Madanageri Village, near Karawar. ಭಾರತ ಪರಿಕ್ರಮ ಯಾತ್ರೆಯ 105ನೇ ದಿನವಾದ ನವೆಂಬರ್ 21ರಂದು ಕಾರವಾರ ಬಳಿಯ ಮಾದನಗೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೀತಾರಾಮ ಕೆದಿಲಾಯರನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ಹಿರಿಯ ಆರೆಸ್ಸೆಸ್ ಪ್ರಚಾರಕರಾದ ನ ಕೃಷ್ಣಪ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಮೈ ಚ ಜಯದೇವ್
Elaborating on the yatra, 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.
66 year old Sitarama Kedilaya has been, for a long time, strictly adhered to having a single meal a day. During the course of the journey, he will have no possessions or belongings with him. When asked what inspired him to undertake the endeavor at this age, that too all alone, he replied, “What makes you feel that I am alone? I have the thoughts and ideas of as many as 121 crore people with me. After all the very deed is for an all encompassing nation.”
Sitaram Kedilaya has dedicated a slogan for the purpose. “Know Bharat, be Bharat and Make Bharat Vishwaguru”. The reason for the yatra is clear. The current trends that prevail are businesslike and commercial , where life is being seen only in terms of trade and profit. This unfortunately has given rise to poverty, unemployment and corruption everywhere. Another trend that prevails is that the world is now a battlefield, with life being nothing but constant strife. This thought stream has led to violence, terrorism and an existence hand with deadly weapons everywhere. This has led to deep turbulence and instability, with people all over the world making a mad scramble for any straw that will provide them with peace. And then this makes them realize that the road to solitude, ultimately happens to be Bharat. It is here that the relevance of the third and most important trend comes into being: “The world is a family and life is a revelation”.
Bharat has gifted this very concept to the entire world. This perception has no violence or strife. All it has is the message to live life filled with universal love, spirituality and compassion. Only this is required to pervade the entire world with harmony. The best place to initiate this is the villages. And so the endeavour is being undertaken for safeguarding villages, the country and the entire world.
www.samvada.org, the official website of RSS Karnataka for mass communication and media activities, has continuously published the updates of Bharat parikrama Yatra in Karnataka for non-stop 45 days.