Veteran Singer K.J. Yesudas has appealed to individuals and organisations to be part of the World March for Peace and Non-violence being launched by the Humanist Movement.

Accepting the campaign ambassadorship of the march in the State at a function here on Sunday, Mr. Yesudas said that he would be involved in the activities of the peace campaign as part of the march

starting from New Zealand on October 2, the International Day of Non-violence. He said that the campaign was meant to elevate human beings so that they would be free from violence.

World March State organising committee chairman C.H. Aboobacker Haji and co-ordinator Pradeepan Madathil said that the world march campaign had been endorsed by well-known personalities such as V.R. Krishna Iyer, K.T. Thomas, P.K. Shamsuddin, P.J. Alexander, M.P. Parameswaran, Sara Joseph, magician Muthukad, Archbishop Soosepakyam and Kannur Bishop Varghese Chakkalakkal, among others. On October 2, the organising committee would hold various peace initiatives to mark the launch of the march, they said adding that Devaswom Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally would convey the peace message at the function.

The world march team visiting the State would be offered a reception in Thrissur on October 13, they said adding that the committee was chalking out various activities highlighting its slogan “Kerala towards peace'. The activities included Peace Campus, peace core of mothers, peace marches, gatherings of workers and students and district level constitution of peace groups, they said.

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