The historic Vishwa Mangal Gou Gram Yatra, which began its itinerary from Kurukshetra on the auspicious Vijaydashami day, will culminate in Nagpur on January 17, 2010. The Yatra under the inspiring leadership of Shri Raghaveshwara Bharati Swamiji, will be arriving at Nagpur on January 16, 2010 and halt at historic Reshambag grounds.
Giving this information Shri Balkrishna Bharatia, President of the Vidarbha Yatra Samiti said that the concluding function would be attended and addressed by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, Dr Pranav Pandya of Gayatri Parivar, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, Swami Dayanand Saraswati and many other dignitaries.
The main yatra would be arriving to a tumultuous welcome at Nagpur after traversing more than 20,000 km in 108 days. At the Wadi check post, the Yatra would be escorted to the city by 2,000 motorcycle-borne youths till Law College Square where 500 women clad in traditional Maharashtrian attire would offer aarti to the saints and mahatmas accompanying the yatra.
An exhibition “Gou Sampada” is being organised from January 14 at Reshambag Grounds underlining the importance of cow in maintaining environmental balance, health, science, employment, etc. Dr Nandini Bhojraj and Secretary of Gou Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra Suresh Dawle are working hard to get the exhibition set.
The yatra would be entering Vidarbha on January 12 from Deori in Bhandara district and travel through various places of the region before reaching Nagpur on January 16. Meanwhile, during the signature campaign that was undertaken from December 5, 25 lakh signatures have been collected from Vidarbha region. The signatures collected from all over the country would be submitted to the President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi.
Various upyatras within the Nagpur city limits have already been started from January 3. An exhibition would be displayed in 50 schools of the city to create awareness about cow protection among the students.
An advisory committee for the yatra has been constituted at Vidarbha level which included Shri Jitendra Nath Maharaj of Anjangaon Surji, Shri Shridhar Maharaj Panchgavhankar, Shri Narayan Maharaj Shinde, Shri Sanjay Maharaj Pachpor, Shri Srirampant Joshi, Shri Tekam Maharaj, Shri Madhavdas Mamtani, Swamini Brahmaprakashananda, Shri Rangyani Dasji Maharaj and others.