Dalit Shakti Kendra, an organization working for the rights of Dalits in Gujarat has organised a Bhim Yatra with the stated purpose marked as bringing social awareness to the unresolved issue of social evil “untouchability” which is prevalent in Gujarat and India since centuries.
The high point of the Yatra would be an 1111 kg brass coin bearing an illustration of Ambedkar and Tathagata Buddha with a message calling for the abolition of untouchability.
More than 400 people on six buses, three trucks, six four-wheelers and more than 100 motorcycles will join the Yatra. A full-size 12 feet tall statue of Baba Saheb Ambedkar will also be another highlight of this yatra.
One of the organisers and social activist Kantilal Parmar informed Vibes of India that Rs. 20 lakhs in one rupee coins donated by the people will be on display in the truck along with brass coins.
The Yatra will commence on 1st August-2022 at 08:00 AM from Dalit Shakti Kendra Nani Devati. It will reach at 08:30 AM at Sanand Gadhia Chowk It will reach Chandkheda at 12:30 hrs after passing through Sarkhej at 09:30 AM, Guptanagar at 10:15, at Wadaj at 11:00. The Yatra then will proceed to Kalol, Unjha, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha, Rajasthan, Haryana to its final destination Delhi.
Kantilal Parmar informed that the coin will be presented to the President, Speaker of the Rajya Sabha and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, jointly on August 8.
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