Photo Feature: Bicycling Broadcast Kanshi Ram’s Message

They were flagged off on Republic Day from 26 Alipur Road, Delhi, and by 15 March plan to pedal into Ropar district of Punjab, Kanshi Ram’s birthplace on his anniversary. After having bicycled through UP, Rajasthan, and MP, by late February the Yatra was back in UP en route to Punjab

Sandesh Yatra

Challenged by Kanshi Ram’s dictum of using “Two Wheels and Two Legs” to grow the Bahujan movement, a team led by ex-MP Pramod Kureel set out on a 2500 km bicycle Kanshiram Sandesh Yatra. They were flagged off on Republic Day from 26 Alipur Road, Delhi, and by 15 March plan to pedal into Ropar district of Punjab, Kanshi Ram’s birthplace on his anniversary. After having bicycled through UP, Rajasthan, and MP, by late February the Yatra was back in UP en route to Punjab. Everywhere they have visited, whether with simple folk in the roadside tea-stalls and dhabhas or with VIPs in a Circuit House, the refrain they have reported is “Why didn’t you start this movement earlier? We are ready to support it to save our Bahujan movement. Please get rid of Mayawati and her gang at the earliest.”

 

Kanshi Ram often talked about ‘Two Wheels and Two Legs’ and put them to good use to reach out to the masses

 

After a briefing in Delhi, the Yatra was flagged off

 

 

The yatra team stopped en route to greet and meet Dalitbahujan ‘missionaries’ and well-wishers

 

 

4 February, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh: Yatra leaders meet with Phool Singh Barraiya, Kanshi Ram’s close associate, who today heads a political party in MP

 

 

Published in the March 2013 issue of the Forward Press magazine


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