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Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary: Khudai Khidmatgar to hold yatra in South India


The revived Khudai Khidmatgar, the social harmony front originally founded by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, has announced it would celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by holding a "people meet rath yatra from Chennai to Rameshwaram via Coimbatore.In a statement, Khudai Khidmatgar convener Faisal Khan said, the year 2019-October to 2020-October, would be "a better opportunity for all the peace loving, progressive thinkers those strongly believes in the freedom of every human being in this world."
Insisting that the aim of the yatra is to connect with the large population with a strong message to stand up for equality, protection, justice, peace and maximum humanitarian values with the environment we live, Khan said, "Through this yatra we will connect with at least one lakh people by organizing 150 village level meetings, 150 college level meetings, 150 school level meetings, 150 civil society organizations.
"At last we will have the network of 150 village level units, 150 Gandhi study circle in colleges, 150 Gandhi student forums, 150 Gandhi Sangam consist of labours, farmers, women, youths and peace promoting organizations", he said, adding, this network would help promote the concept of Idea of India and Gandhian values.

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