By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Word for Peace
It’s time we get together and speak up about the significance of co-existence amidst diversity that manifests in multiple forms, religions, cultures, languages and philosophical systems. Significantly enough, we need to discover the common linkage between the constituents that informed the diversity around us. This understanding will lead to strengthen the imperatives of peace for everybody and for all-round advancement of humankind. There is oneness that informs all humanity in this world.
Manav Ekta Mission has embarked on a journey that spans 500 days through 11 States, covering a distance of 7600 kms. on foot from Kanyakumari to Srinagar. He is accompanied by a host of fellow-volunteers from the walkathon. This Walk of Hope as it is called is to instill awareness and understanding for inclusive appreciation of life around us that allows us to live together peacefully and eschew violence and crimes against humanity. It is guided by the beliefs that help to combat violence, incitements and provocations by bringing in a clear understanding of our common root of existence and ultimate goal. The Walk advocates that humanity is one-transcending religious, racial, geographical, cultural and ideological differences.
The Walk of Hope led by Sri M was very warmly received by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia on the campus. A large number of students, teachers and guests had assembled to listen to Sri M and his message of peace, co-existence and harmony. Later, they participated in his Walk of Hope on the campus that is currently passing through Delhi and interacting with stakeholders at various educational institutions.
Notably, teachers have a special role in nurturing the constructive ideas instilled in the minds of children and youngsters to enable human kind experience, peace and prosperity.
There was a long March for peace and harmony from Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium to Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia.