The ‘Jan Satyagraha Samwad Yatra' of Gandhian P. V. Rajgopal, which began from Kanyakumari on October 2 will be welcomed in Goa on Saturday.

The “Samwad Yatra” will cut across 338 districts of 24 Sates establishing a dialogue with the people on the way and reach Gwalior on October 1, 2012.

During the journey, efforts would be made to motivate them to claim their rights through non-violent means and propel India onto a path of peace and inclusive development, said Dinesh Vaghela, a Goan activist coordinating Goan leg of the yatra here on Friday.

The yatra has visited five States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, he said. Mr. Rajgopal will have a dialogue with various social organisations and activists at the following venues:

On Saturday, at Sraddhanand Vidyalay at Poinguinim, at Mallikarjun Doodh Society at Deubag, Chawdi; and at Mallikarjun temple at Shristal, Canacona.

Then at Margaoin south Goa, Panchwadi (Shiroda), Sanvordem (all in south Goa), and then at DinDayal Upadhyay Hall at Bicholim in north Goa, and at International Centre Goa at Dona Paula on Sunday.

To welcome the yatra in Goa a committee has been formed comprising Dinesh Vaghela, Satish Sonak, Rajendra Kerkar, Satish Bhat, Prabhat Gaonkar, Nilesh Gaonkar, Siddharth Karapurkar, Raju Naikand, and Sakharam Pednekar.

Mr. Vaghela said the activists and organisations who were working for the cause of land, water, and forests would have a dialogue with the yatra participants to make them understand the issues and take the opportunity to raise the local issues at national-level.


  • The yatra will cut across 338 districts of 24 Sates to reach Gwalior on October 1, 2012
  • ‘People will be motivated to seek their rights in a non-violent way'

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