New Delhi, Feb 22:
Fusion rock band Indian Ocean has joined hands with the Walk of Hope, an ongoing ‘padayatra’ (march), to support the efforts of the social reformer and spiritual guide Sri M in a bid to promote inter-faith harmony.
The band will perform at Nehru Park in New Delhi on February 27, read a statement.
Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Himesh Reshammiya have extended their support to the march along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Shashi Tharoor among others.
The Walk of Hope is a 7,500-km journey by foot from Kanyakumari to Kashmir that spans over 500 days to spread the message of peace and harmony by the Manav Ekta Mission.
Led by Sri M, the Walk of Hope was flagged off on January 12, 2015, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Starting from the Gandhi Memorial Mandapam in Kanyakumari, covering 11 states and concluding in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, this initiative aims to reach out to 10 million fellow Indians.
The Delhi leg of Walk of Hope, that started on February 17 and goes on up to till March 3, is a 16-month long affair.
“The hope is to erase disparities arising from a misunderstanding of our diverse culture and religions, thus uniting the humanity of India through a spiritual approach proving people can live together despite all differences,” says Sri M, founder Manav Ekta Mission. (IANS)