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Producer Director Asit Kumar Modi and Tappu Sena of 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' on the occasion of the Silver Jubliee 25th year of 'Peace March'


Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani's plea, “Pet ko kabristan mat banao, Maas ahaar kabhi na khao."  (Don't make your stomach a graveyard. Eat vegetables not animals.)

Pune (Nov. 19, 2014): The Peace March in the city of Pune was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. It started from AISSMS grounds, near Pune RTO at 8AM and ended at Sadhu Vaswani Mission at 10AM.

It was the Silver Jubilee of the Peace March – 25th year as an annual tradition to bring awareness for compassion towards animals, as a first step towards world peace.

Producer Director Asit Kumar Modi and Tappu Sena of the popular comedy show, 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', the Chief Guest for The Peace March, felt privileged to support Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani in the march to Stop All Killing on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014. The program commenced at AISSMS Ground (Starting point) at 8 am where more than 12,000 people participated.

Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani in his touching message of Peace said, "Today I am very sad, because on my way I saw a truck full of cows that were tied down and were being taken for slaughter. I cannot forget how the eyes of the cows were relating to me their woeful tail about how they have been kept hungry for 4 days, hung upside down with their legs tied just to remove their skin for leather while they are alive.  Their plea to each one of us was, "Is there no one who will save me".

At the close of this talk, Rev. Dada appealed to the crowd,
Rishi Muniyon Ka Khena Hai,
Shakahari Rehna Hai,
Pet Ko Kabrishtan Mat Bano,
Maas Ahaar Kabhi Na Khao.
Vishwashanti Ka Ye Adhaar,
Bhojan Karna Shakahar.

Producer Director Mr. Asit Kumar Modi said that listening to Dada's soul stirring words brought tears to his eyes. "I am proud to say that the whole team of 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' is vegetarian.  That's why we are happy and positive all the time and can make everyone laugh.  Join us and help us spread this message of compassion and peace."

Admiring the youthful spirit of Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani, Tappu Sena’s team said, "Dada is only sweet 16 and he has 80 years of experience. We are grateful to him for inviting us here." 

After the flag off, there were small musical performances by students. Through music and dance students conveyed the message of compassion and peace.

The Peace March ended at the Sacred Samadhi of Sadhu Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani Mission where the Peace Torch was received by Mr. U.K. Agarwal, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Farming Corporation Ltd. He commented, "I am happy to be a part of this rally. Our departments’ primary concern is environmental safety and this is an integral part of that. There are a variety of fruits and vegetables to eat. I don’t understand why one should eat meat." 

Mr. Jitendra Patil - Chief RTO, Dy. Mayor Mr. Aba Bagul, Dr. Gangwal, Dr. K.H. Sancheti, Mr. Bhari Malhotara, Mrs. Lila Poonawalla and many other eminent leaders and dignitaries graced this historic event.

Deputy Mayor, Pune, Mr. Aba Bagul was so touched with Dada's message of 'Live and let Live' (jiyo aur Jine do) that he promised to try to make all the members of PMC vegetarian for November 25th.

Prof. Kumar from Aghase College of Physical training said, "Congratulations to Sadhu Vaswani Mission on completing 25 years of the Peace March. I agree that humanitarianism is not only for humans but for animals too." 

Many Schools and Colleges including B.R. Agrawal Hindi Vidyalaya, Sungrace High School, Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School, S.S.P.M. Day School & junior College, Prakash English Medium School, Vishwakarma School, Indira Gandhi High School, D.Y. Patil Schools, Jai Hind school  and St. Mira’s participated in the Peace March.

The entire crowd took an oath to be vegetarian on November 25th.

As a prelude to the Great Master Sadhu Vaswani’s birthday celebrations, the Peace March of students, animal lovers and supporters is held in Pune and many other cities of India, every year by Sadhu Vaswani Mission in order to awaken the feeling of compassion for birds and animals and foster Reverence for all Life.

The Route of the SAK Peace March was-
AISSMS Ground (Starting point) - Saurabh Hall (Jehangir Hospital) - Turn left from Ruby Hall -  Turn right from Ganapati Mandir (Dhole Patil Rd) - Mobos Hotel Signal - Turn right to Wadia College - Turn Left from Wadia College - Turn right from Residency Club towards Alankar Theatre - Turn left from Hotel Ashirwad towards  Sadhu Vaswani  Chowk - Sadhu Vaswani Mission  (end point).