No Political Motive: Sri M
By Express News Service | Published: 11th February 2015 06:00 AM |
KOCHI:The team of “Walk of Hope” led by spiritual leader and social reformer Sri M reached Kochi on Tuesday covering a distance of 430 kilometers. The walk which started from Kanyakumari 30 days ago passed through Nagercoil, Trivandrum, Kazhakuttam, Attingal, Shivagiri, Kollam, Ochira, Mannarshala, Parumala, Aranmula, Ponkunnam, Bharananganam, Kottayam and Vykkom. Halting at 48 centers inside the state, the team hopes to enter Karnataka on March 7 after covering a distance of 827 kms in Kerala.
Sri M addressed a press conference here on Tuesday and spoke about the relevance of the walk. He shared his experience of the past 30 days where he and the group met different people in the places they halted at night. He said that the walk covered a distance of about 15 kms on an average per day.
“This has no political motive. We meet different people on our way. When we meet around twenty people and interact with them, we hope to make a difference in the minds of at least five people,” he said.
“The response till today has been very positive. People have only appreciated the idea and many have even joined us to walk till Kashmir. Older people are more enthusiastic while the participation of youth is almost nil. Women have shown keen interest too,” he added.
The walk of hope passed through several temples, churches and mosques in the last one month.
The walk aims at religious harmony, living close to nature, social health, equality among all, women empowerment, education and youth welfare and targets to spread the message to around one crore people in the country.
The walk is expected to conclude within 15 to 18 months. Anyone can participate in this walk of hope.
The Manav Ektha Mission and Samadarshana Vedi jointly organized a welcoming ceremony for the walk of hope team at Renewal center in Kaloor.
Following this, a convention of different beliefs was held.