Hyderabad

A walk appreciating heritage

Common interest: Many of the walkers were young persons selected as youth leaders from participating colleges in Hyderabad.

Common interest: Many of the walkers were young persons selected as youth leaders from participating colleges in Hyderabad.  

It was a heritage walk with a difference on Tuesday. Part of the week-long Agaaz-e-Baatcheet, the walk was limited to the Nampally area but encapsulated the mixed heritage of the city. As dozens of young people gathered for the walk in the evening, British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Fleming joined and the walk began with a visit to Don Bosco shelter in one of the inner lanes of area. “Many people don’t expect to find this Don Bosco institution here, but it is here and it is making a difference in the lives of the young people,” said Haseeb Jafferi as he led the walk.

The next stop was again a surprise. A Pochamma temple in another lane of Nampally. The walkers sat down in the open courtyard of the temple.

“When people come here to pray, we don’t ask them any questions. A number of people come to pray. Some come and just sit here for some time and then walk away,” said the priest, adding that the temple is two centuries old. Then the walkers stepped out towards the Yousufain Dargah briefly examining the Nampally market with its specialised lanes selling pickles, poultry, groceries, etc.

Stories of harmony

The walk ended at the Yousufain Dargah as people sat down to listen to stories of harmony and camaraderie.

Many of the walkers were young persons selected as youth leaders from participating colleges in the city.

The programme was organised by a non-profit Rubaroo and backed by the British Deputy High Commission.

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