MP Town Shows Way to Peace & Harmony
Sonkach: About 1,000 people from all walks of life and religions marched in a Madhya Pradesh town on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The residents of Sonkach highlighted that peace and harmony are still a reality in India especially when some divisive forces try to inject hatred and revenge in society.
The peace rally was held under the auspices of the National Peace Movement and Rotary International.
The rally that started from Gita Bhavan near the bus stand took about an hour to reach Parinay Garden, the venue of a public meeting. People sat through the three-hour meeting. They listened to a dozen speakers who stressed the need for drawing inspiration from Gandhi to resolve world problems and establish a civilization of love.
The speakers also paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second prime minister who contributed immensely to build a peaceful India. Speakers also lauded USM founder director, Father Varghese Alengaden for taking the initiative to start the National Peace Movement.
(Reported by Jacob Peenikaparambil. Matters India)