Gandhian rally completes Kashmir leg

With an aim to promote brotherhood and harmony, a peace rally -- covering 16 states and one Union Territory –completed its Kashmir leg by offering prayers at the famous sufi shrine of Charar-e-sharief.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010, 19:25 PM IST

Jammu: With an aim to promote brotherhood
and harmony, a peace rally -- covering 16 states and one Union
Territory – on Friday completed its Kashmir leg by offering
prayers at the famous sufi shrine of Charar-e-sharief.

"Christened as Gandhi Karvan-e-Aman, the peace march
participated by around 200 people entered Jammu and Kashmir on
December 7 and marched through seven districts in the Kashmir
valley," Gandhi Gobal Family JK president S P Verma told
reporters.

The rallyists also visited Aman Setu on Indo-Pak border
in Baramulla and prayed at the shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi.

The peace rally, flagged off from Kanyakumari in the
memory of late Gandhian leader Nirmala Deshpande on November,
is organised by GGF, a federation of Gandhian Institutions.

The aim of the rally is to promote peace, communal
harmony, unity and create awareness to eradicate social evils
in the society in accordance with the principles of Mahatma
Gandhi, Verma said.

The rally will reach back to Kanyakumari on January 30
next year after covering a distance of over 15,000 km within a
span of 108-days.

PTI