Let us go forth with support and courage to save his peace cycle mission
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This is how he started.
On a fine morning of 20th March 2016, he started cycling with a mission to travel 75 countries including 268 important locations covering over 75,000 km.
Many wonders why did he start that? What is this mission?
A strong Gandhian, Dnyaneshwar believes that the lesson of peace and friendship which Gandhi taught to the world needs to be re-read. With this conviction, he wants this message of non-violence and peace to be conveyed across the globe before 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji in 2019.
His journey is also addressing the doubts western world holds for us as he is speaking with foreigners how Indians are contributing meaningfully towards global integration.
His “Vishwa Maitri Yatra" of 1095 days will cover whole of Asia, Canada, US, Latin America, to Europe, then Africa, and finally through Middle-East, ending in Pakistan in 2019, at the time for Gandhiji's 150th anniversary.
What a great mission!
So, what is the worry?
Since he has started this journey, he was already robbed of his belongings, almost died in Taiwan when hit by a typhoon, a sever dog bite grounded him with high fever for a week and no medical help. And no funds. Days are passing sometimes with no food, shelter but many new challenges.
But he is unstoppable!
The generosity of strangers and the few Indians overseas somehow is helping him continue.
But how long will it go like this? It will be sad for our country if he doesn't finish his mission and gives up on his journey.
He is not doing it for the first time.
Dnyaneshwar Ramdas Yewatkar, a resident of Wardha, Maharashtra, aged 25 yrs has already done a country-wide walking journey in 2005. A self-driven grassroots worker, believes to support a positive change in country with his “Me First” attitude, is continuing into his efforts to spread messages of his icons Gandhiji and Vinoba Bhave. Sometimes back, he helped organising women-led de-addiction and Anti Liquor drives in 25 villages near Wardha and installed toilets in each house of 20 villages.
Can our Govt do something ?
Foreign newspapers are quoting him "Indian cycle man on a world peace mission". He is a hero there.
When Our govt is spending millions of rupees on country's brand image promotion overseas, can they not sponsor his trip, which is bringing a solid goodwill to country?
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