By TCN News
The Khudai Khidmatgar National youth yatra was inaugurated on December 18, 2016, from the southern point of India, Kanniyakumari. This day is observed as World Minorities Day. The yatra culminated in Kashmir on January 12, 2017, after covering almost all the important cities of India. January 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which is also observed as National youth day by the Government of India. The underlying objective of the yatra is to promote the ideal of social harmony among the youth, urging them to propagate the concept and practice it in their lives.
This yatra, led by Inamul Hasan, recognizes the present scenario of the Indian society, which is marked by hatred and enmity on the lines of religion, region, caste, language e.t.c. Furthermore, it believes that the need of the hour is to respond to this grave situation in a realistic manner. Having mentioned so, this yatra aims to hold a series of meetings, interactions, and other activities at various levels across the country so as to evolve pragmatic strategies and processes to implement the long-term program of the Khudai Khidmatgar at grassroots levels.
On Day 1 of the yatra, a constellation of eminent activists and intellectuals were present at Peace House, Kanniyakumari. Notable among them were KK senior leader from TamilnaduKodikkal Sheikh Abdullah, Ali Khan, Swamy Linga Adigal, Rev. Bernard, NAPM Advisor Dr. Gabriela, Advocate Sivakumar.It was resolved during the discussion to focus on the following tasks:
Promoting social harmony
Upholding the Constitution of India
Striving to ensure social security to all
In addition to this, Yatra leader Inamul Hasan, While leading the yatra to Nagercoil, interacted with the gypsies who suffer in the worst living condition alongside the road. On behalf of KK unit, it was assured that by coordinating with the district administration, all possible efforts for their educational upliftment and a decent living condition for them will be undertaken.
On Day 2 of the yatra, Advocate Rajasekaran Nair of Gandhi Peace Foundation with other leaders hosted a reception. A thought provoking discussion was held and it was decided unanimously to hold a youth conclave on social harmony at two cities of Kerala namely, Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin during the month of February 2017.
Day 3 and Day 4 of the yatra were filled with spectacular events and moments. The reception was hosted by KK unit leaders Mustafa Mohammed, Fajar, Akhil, Hrishikesh, Jamsheer, and Anas. Interactions with a large gathering of students belonging to eight educational institutions and several youth clubs were conducted. As a result of the interaction, it was resolved to hold a state level yatra of youth in Kerala during the month of August 2017.
From Kozhikode, yatra reached Chennai the next day. It was received by NRC member Arun Asokan and Baburaj. Inamul Hasan and Advocate Sivakumar addressed a group of students and youths belonging to 8 colleges located in Chennai. They created an awareness among the students about various social issues and explained the necessity for evolving social or collective leadership. It was concluded with the resolution to hold a three days workshop at Chennai during the month of March 2016. Later, in the evening hours, yatra proceedings were held at the premises of Loyola college, an illustrious educational institution of India. NAPM Convenor Aruldoss, senior activist Geethamma, Jayalakshmi Amma, Siddamma, Suresh, Anandi Ammal. Rajesh, Visiri Swamy Murugan, Kannan, Jagadeesan, Leelavathi Amma, Kamal Amma and others have received yatris and honoured them with shawls. They also expressed their heartfelt greetings for the success of the yatra. An in-depth discussion on social harmony and drugs prohibition was held and it was decided to hold a conference demanding the introduction of compulsory value-based education in the curriculum of all educational institution for imparting moral values, peaceful coexistence, universal brotherhood e.t.c to students.