Saturday, January 30, 2010

Following the Mahatma's lead, 1,200 students carrying banners & play-cards marched for Peace & Harmony

1,200 Students dressed in traditional costumes of various communities marched on Gandhi's 62nd Martyrs' Day 

Students carried Banners & Play-cards with the message on Communal Harmony and took the pledge to work for Peace & Integration

1,200 NSS students from 42 colleges of Mumbai & SNDT University along with the Gandhian activists, social workers, peace-loving citizens marched for Peace and Communal Harmony from Azad Maidan to Hutatma Chowk today. The Peace March was jointly organized by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and Gandhi Smarak Nidhi to commemorate 62nd Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Volunteers dressed in traditional costumes of various communities carried banners & play-cards with the slogans on Communal Harmony, “Hate Hurts, Harmony Heals”, “An Eye for an Eye will make the whole world blind.” etc. were the main attractions of the peace rally.
The purpose of the rally was to inculcate the spirit of peace and communal harmony as Gandhi had visualized amongst people from different walks of life which is the need of the hour to lead our country towards progress. This is more relevant and necessary in today’s atmosphere where hatred, disharmony, violence and intolerance are spreading at an alarming rate and moral values are on a decline.
At Hutatma Chowk, there was all religious prayer at 5 O’ clock followed by an Oath at 5.17 p.m. (the time when Gandhi was assassinated), was taken by 1,200 students with peace-loving citizens to oppose all forms of communalism, casteism, chauvinism; never to resort to violence and intolerance and to work for promoting harmony, goodwill and peace in the world.