New Delhi: The sound of clanging plates and
spoons surprised tourists visiting India Gate on Friday as
activists and supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna
Hazare joined a candlelight march here to express solidarity
with the Gandhian`s cause.
The young and old, students and housewives, activists and
executives, hundreds of people from all walks of life made
their way from India Gate to Jantar Mantar-- "the heart of the
revolution," as one of the young protestors put it.
What lent strength to the protest was the fact that a
large number of them comprised students from the city`s
various colleges as they sounded the bugle to curb corruption
with loud cries of "Vande Matram!" and "Yes, we can."
"We are fed up of sitting on our couches and pointing out
the follies of the Government. We want action, we want change
and that`s why we are here," said Amita Peter, a student of
This is the third evening in succession when a
candlelight march was held to extend support to Hazare who is
holding a fast-unto-death demanding the introduction of an
effective Lokpal Bill.
"When we look at India Gate, we realise how many lives
have been lost for this nation. We don`t want these deaths to
go in vain for a corrupt nation," said Praseena Joseph, a