The preparations for Vishwa Mangal Go Gram Yatra are in full swing. The yatra will commence on Vijaydashami in 2009 from Kurukshetra and covering different parts of the country will conclude on Makarsankranti Day in 2010. The yatra has been envisioned by Gokarna Peethadhishwar Shri Rageshwar Bharati. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has also extended support to the yatra. Besides the RSS and other Hindu organisations, Sri Sri Ravishankar of the Art of Living, Dr Pranav Pandya of Gayatri Pariwar, Yog Guru Swami Ramdev, Jain Acharya Mahaprajna, Acharya Vidyasagar, Shri Vijyaratnasunder Surishwar Maharaj, Mata Amritanandamayee and Swami Dayanand Saraswati Maharaj have also joined hands in this yatra. A meeting for the preparations of the yatra was held in Varanasi on December 23 in which a total of 69 representatives from various parts of Uttar Pradesh participated. Speaking at the meeting Swami Rageshwar Bharati said the objective of the yatra is to contact every house of the country and the people would be educated about the benefits of the cow, harms of chemical fertilizers and benefits of organic farming, panchgavya, etc. Shri Hukumchand Sanwla of VHP, Shri Sitaram Kedilaya, Akhil Bharatiya Sewa Pramukh of RSS, and senior Sangh Pracharak Shri Shankarlal also spoke on the occasion.