Chicken Neck, West Bengal March 05: Aiming the upliftment of rural Indian life in villages, RSS Former national functionary Sitarama Kedilaya lead Bharat Parikrama Yatra has entered West Bengal, making the 14th state to reach during his mega walkathon on its non-stop 937th day today.
The yatra entered West Bengal from neighbour state of Bihar’s Kishan Ganj district. Sitarama Kedilaya to travel in West Bengal’s Uttara Bang Pranth till March 24th. On March 25, Bharat Parikrama Yatra to enter Assam. Till December 2015, Bharat Parikrama Yatra will travel in North East States including Arunachal Pradesh, the most eastern state of India. In January 2016, the Yatra will return to West Bengal state but continue its journey in Dakshin Bang Pranth and then to reach Odisha in February 2016.
The Bharat Parikrama Yatra had entered Bihar on December 31, 2014 through Gopal Ganj district which is mostly a plain and fertile land. In the district’s western part, the Gandaki river flows southwards, Gopalganj is in the northwest of Bihar state and is adjacent to Uttar Pradesh.
During his 65 days long Yatra in Bihar, Sitarama Kedilaya visited several historical places. He visited Mithilapuri, the place where Sita was born as per Ramayana literature. Kedilaya also visited Girijasthan, where Sita used to come from Janakapur to a garden to collect flowers. At the same place Lord Ram, met Sita when he was in Vishwamitra Maharshi’s Ahrama. The place is also called Madhuvani. Sitarama Kedilaya visited Girija Mandir, a local temple there.
67 year old Sitarama Kedilaya has now completed this 11,000 kilometers by his mega walk. The Yatra was started on August 09, 2012 from Kanyakumari.
In his brief interaction with RSS Media Centre Vishwa Samvada Kendra-Karnataka, Sitarama Kedilaya said “Yatra has received good response in Bihar. Aa 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. ”