Source: News Bharati English06 Aug 2015 14:39:58
Nolongibari (Coochbehar, West Bengal), Aug 6: Former Akhil Bharatiya Seva Pramukh of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Sitaram Kedilaya led Bharat Parikrama Yatra has completed the tour of North-East Indian states.
The yatra re-entered West Bengal and in course reached Monday at Nolongibari Village in Coochbehar district on its 1090th day covering over 15,000 km distance by walk. The yatra is taken out to generate awareness regarding rural development. Sitaram Kedilaya on his 68th year began his yatra on August 9, 2012 from Kanyakumari.
The yatra so far covered over 1200 villages in 17 states, creating awareness about conservation of water, ecology and rural Indian values in village life.
The yatra had entered Assam on April 01, 2015 and has visited different villages. Then the yatra entered Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh for few days. Sitaram Kedilaya also visited a village on India-Bhutan border.
In his return journey on July 25, 2015 Yatra reached Ramaray Kuti village of Dhubari in Assam. On July 26 Bharat Parikrama Yatra returned to North Bengal through Bakshihat area.
Later this year, the Yatra is expected to cover Bihar, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu to reach Kanyakumari to make its completion of one full cycle.
RSS Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat had congratulated Sitaram Kedilaya on the completion of 1000 days on May 05, 2015 when the yatra was in Tezpur of Assam.