Pune: A social reformer, spiritual guide and author who is on a Kanyakumari-to-Kashmir march, arrived in Pune today led a day-long fast ‘Nirahar Satyagrah’ to promote his message of social harmony and non-violence.
Sri M, the Kerala-based social reformer walked into Pune along with over 1500 followers today observed a day long fast at Shaniwar Wada to pay homage to victims of terrorism and violence in the country. This is part of his 7,500 kms long padayatra – ‘Walk of Hope’, with the objective of promoting Manav Ekta (Unity of Human beings) for peace and harmony.
Sri M observed a day long fast from 6 AM to 6 PM at Shaniwar Wada to pay homage to victims of terrorism and violence in the country. A series of activities took place during the day long fast. People from different walks of life actively participated and supported this noble cause for the peace and harmony. Beginning with a meditation followed by musical performance, walkers sharing their experiences, participation of people from different religions, sarvadharma parishad, and bhajans chanted by the people participating in the fast. Heads of different religions and many prominent Puneites including Mr. Dattaji Dhankawde (Mayor, Pune Municipal Corporation), Shri Anil Shirole (MO, Pune City) Mr. Vijay Kale (MLA, Shivajinagar), Mrs. Medha Kulkarni, Mr. Vishwanath Karad, and Mr. Ghaisas Guruji attended the event and expressed solidarity towards this cause.
During the fast Sri M said: “We are fasting for a day in sympathy for thousands of human beings around the globe who have been rendered foodless, homeless and shelter less because of terrorism activities. This will be a gesture to bring happiness and bring people together so they can live in a peace and happiness. This should be a start from our country.”
In a closing ceremony after fast breaking Shri M expressed his gratitude towards Puneites for the enormous support and active participation.
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