Walk of Hope to enter State on March 9
Madikeri: Mar 2, 2015, DHNS: 0:41 IST
‘Walk of hope’ led by spiritual leader Mumthaz Ali popularly known as Sri M, will enter Karnataka through Bhagamandala on March 9.
The Walk of Hope will be held in Bhagamandal, Cherambane, Madikeri, Hoskote and Kushalnagar from March 9 to 14. Manav Ektha Mission National Coordinator G Balaji Kashyap said that the walk has been organised to spread the message of peace, equality, simplicity and unity.
The ‘Walk of hope -2015’ was flagged off by Manav Ektha Mission, a subsidiary of Sathsang Prathishthan, from Kanyaklumari on January 12. The walk will go on for 15 months, traversing through a number of villages, cities and states, to cover a distance of 6,500 kms, till Kashmir, he said.
Sri M will speak at a programme to be held at Kashi mutt of Bhagamandal on March 9 at 4 pm. Bhagamandala- Talacauvery temple Chief priest T S Narayanachar, Virajpet St Annamma Church Parish priest Arogya Swamy, Ponnampet Sri Ramakrishna Sharadashram President Swami Bodhaswaroopanandaji, Ahmadi Association President Wasim Ahmed, MLC M C Nanaiah, sportsperson and educationist Dr Pushpa Kuttanna, Talacauvery - Bhagamandala temple President Manu Muttappa, Ornithologist Dr S V Narasimhan and others will take part.
The formal programme will be held at Cauvery Kalakshetra in Madikeri on March 12 at 11.30 am.
Arameri Kalancheri mutt pontiff Shanthamallikarjuna Swamiji, Air Marshal K C Cariappa, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan district President K S Devaiah, Madikeri Shanthi Church Parish priest Sudhir Anand, Madikeri taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat President S I Munir Ahmed will be present.
Akash Chopra of Mumbai will perform at a music programme at 12.30 pm. The winners of district level Ekatha essay competition will be given away the prizes. A lecture will be delivered by Sri M at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium at 6 pm.
The walk which will start on March 13 morning from Madikeri will progress through Suntikoppa, Kodagarahalli Sri Baithurappa Povvadi Temple and will rest at Elane Hosakote. Sri M will conduct a Satsang programme at St Sebastian Church.
Sri Ganesha Temple administration committee and Muslim Jamaat Masjid administrative committee members will take part along with the heads of other religious shrines.
The walk will reach Kushalnagar on March 14 morning and a Satsang programme will be held at Kannika International Hotel. Prior, a arathi will be offered to River Cauveri near Sri Ayyappa Temple, Kushalnagar.
Manav Ektha Mission member K P Uttappa, Ramesh Holla, K K Dinesh Kumar and others were present.