To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, I started my journey from India ‘World Bicycle March for Peace and Friendship’ with the motto to share the message of love with the Global community.
In the wake of a globalized world, I am witnessing similar changes as our governments and markets take the lead to connect us economically, we still need to come together emotionally and culturally. I believe that we have a lot to listen to and share with each other. I am undertaking this bicycle tour as a symbol of genuine bonds between people across cultures and to learn from each other’s lives. The only objective of this tour is to establish friendship across the world and inculcate the values of peace and unity in a reformed and non-violent community. This tour is a small step in this direction. I believe that along with Mahatma Gandhi all the great people who strive for World Peace through their lifetime this shall be a small gesture of gratitude towards their great work.
Vishwa Maitri Yatra (World Bicycle March peace and Friendship) was initiated by me on 15 November 2016 (Vimba Bhave Death Anniversary) at Mahatma Gandhi, Sevagram Ashram, Wardha, and shall go on for 6 years and will end 2Oct 2023 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth
anniversary of the year of 2019. In this tour shall spread the message of peace, non-violence, and friendship across Asia, America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and Central Asia along with 175 countries.
During my journey, I am visiting Schools, Colleges, and Universities to discuss Mahatma Gandhi’s thought of peace, non-violence, and self-sustenance. Along with spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, I’m visiting a local government office, social organization, and President or PM of the countries to Celebrate the 150 Anniversary as “The Year of Nonviolence fiesta 2019”, and on that occasion to organize different programs and providing material on the same.
I have completed 3 years and 46386 kilometers on a bicycle starting in India continuing on to Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bali, Taiwan, China, Japan, South Korea, USA, Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Currently, I am in Costa Rica.
For the last one year, I am facing a few difficulties in my mission because I don’t have any Sponsor. I have to travel next country but now I am lacking in finance. Meanwhile, I lost all my things in theft in Mexico which hampered my journey a lot. My humble request is that please make a possible contribution towards my small step to keep it continued and boost new energy to the tour. I need your blessings and help in this difficult time, hoping for the best.
Glory to Universe! warm regards with love!