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Walking with a mission

Mission possible: Freedom Walk volunteers who are on a foot march from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, when they reached Kannur on Monday.

Mission possible: Freedom Walk volunteers who are on a foot march from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram, when they reached Kannur on Monday.  

Special Correspondent

KANNUR: They originally planned to complete their foot journey from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram in 30 days.

But now they have revised their plan because the message they carry draws more public curiosity and inquiries as they continue their foot march.

Freedom Walk is their project for spreading their message of freedom – freedom in society, freedom from environmental problems and free software.

Anoop John, S.R. Prasad, both from Thiruvananthapuram, and K. Sooraj from Kozhikode, started their Freedom Walk at Kasaragod on Gandhi Jayanti Day on October 2. Cherry George Mathew from Thiruvananthapuram is also joining the marchers. Their plan was to meet students in as many colleges and schools on the way as possible and talk on the message. But the volunteers of freedom have to slow down their march because of more time they take to respond to public inquiries about their message.

“We are happy that we are drawing the public attention on the way,” said Mr. John.

The volunteers reached here on Monday.

“Our aim is to connect with people and organisations sharing our vision and work together for our common cause,” he said adding that they also wanted to highlight that free software was an empowering agent for social and environmental activism.

The volunteers wearing Freedom Walk T-shirts visited the Science Park here and interacted with students of S.N. College here.

They said that they would visit two or three educational institutions every day.

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