Friday, May 21, 2010
Chhattisgarh Peace March-India
Started at Raipur on May 5, ended at Dantewada on May 8.
Some of the of the following participants, Gandhians, scientists, jurists, journalists, writers, social activists, who believe in peace and non-violence and who are known in the country for their integrity, participated in the peace march in violent-torn Chhattisgarh. They were joined by other concerned citizens and local people in this peace mission.
There was one public meeting in Raipur, there were three press conferences, met the CRPF jawans, Adivasi Victims of Violence. We were blocked by the supporters of the Government who are active with Green Hunt.
In a civil war prone are it was a peace message not to have violence but settle matter through a Dialogue.
Attached are the News paper cuttings a few of them.
The following were some of the participants.
Some distinguished members of the march were- Narayan Desai (Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeeth), Prof. Yash Pal (Chancellor of JNU, Ex chairman UGC), Thomas Kocherry (Ex President World Forum of Fishar People, Kerala), Swami Agnivesh (Arya Samaj leader and President Bandhua Mukti Morcha), Radha Bhatt (President of Gandhi Peace Foundation), Amarnath Bhai (Ex President of Sarva Seva Sangh), Prof. Navdeep Mathur (IIM Ahmadabad, Gujarat) Prof. Ramjee Singh (Ex. M.P. and Vice-chancellor), Rajiv Lochan Shah (Editor of Nainital Samachar), Shyam Bahadur Namra (Author and Social Activist), Dr. V.N. Sharma (Secretary of Akhil Bhartyia Right to Education, Ranchi), Prof. Banwari Lal Sharma (convener of Azadi Bachao Andolan, Allahabad), Dr. Surendra Gadaikar (Nuclear Scientist, Gujarat) U.K. Sharda (Editor, Ludhiyana), V.B. Chandrashakhar (Sarvodya activist A.P.) Vivekanand Mathne (Sarva Seva Sangh, Amravati), Janaklal Thakur (Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha), Neeraj Jain (Lokayat, Pune), Shail Bahan (Gandhian, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh), Kailash Srivastava (Gandhi Bhawan, Bhopal), Dr. Mithilesh Dangi (Azadi Bachao Andolan, Jharkhand), Prof. S.D. Bharati (Social Activist, Raipur), Jayant Verma (Editor Jan, Jabalpur), Yashvir Arya (Azadi Bachao Andolan, Haryana), Prof. Shriballabh (Soslist Front, Allahabad, U.P.), Manoj Tyagi (Azadi Bachao Andolan, Allahabad), Sister Reshmi (Social Activist, Ghaziabad), Devashish Prasoon (Research Scholar, Wardha), Keyur Bhushan (Ex. M.P. Raipur), Dr. Laakhan Singh (Nadi Ghati Morcha, Raipur).
Dr. Banwarilal Sharma was the Organiser of the March. Congratulations to him on his tiring efforts to make the March a reality.