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From global cultural experiences to extreme thrills, Indu has traveled all 7 continents; Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. She has traveled, extensively in India, too. Right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. From Gaumukh(source of Ganges) to Gangasagar(the Ganges merge into the sea). From Ladakh Himalayas to Andaman islands.

Blog Published On : 21 Jan 2021 |
  • 21 Jan 2021
  • Indu

Atulyaganga Walkathon Footprints of walker

One month of walk and 1000 km distance covered. Such an emotional feel to have walked around 15% of total 6000 km long Mundamaal Ganga Parikarma.

I embarked on Atulyaganga epic walkathon on 16th December, alongwith my co-walkers, from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Till now walked the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Uttar Pradesh walk immersed me with the aura of holy Ganga. As if Gods descended on earth

Bihar walk took me close to nature. All around large expanse of green pastures. Awestruck at the scenic beauty of incredible Bihar that I witnessed during parikarma.

Atulyaganga parikarma is much more than a challenging adventure walk. This walkathon carries the Atulyaganga mission of zero tolerance to pollution in holy Ganga. Alongwith my co-walkers I interact with local community on the bank of Ganga and in nearby villages to initiate a change in their mindset towards pollution in Ganga.

While interacting with the local community on the bank of Ganga and in nearby villages, I have realized that many activities they do in ignorance. As part of their habits or customs they are carrying for generations.

I recall an incident during parikarma in Bihar. Early morning while walking along Ganga, I saw few women bathing in river using soap.
I went to them introduced me to them and humbly conveyed the ill affects of using soap in river. Requested them to take water from river and bathe at little distance from river so that soap water does not contaminate river. They gently told me that they believed river water is flowing constantly, thus no impurity stays in it. But now onwards they will act as per my request because I am on Ganga Parikarma. And promised they will make their children aware as well.
I smiled seeing the tiny change in their perspective. Thanked them and moved on.

 

 

Walk is not only a medium to educate people who are polluting it, but equally educative for me as well. In fact enriching for me. The depth of religious faith that I witnessed on Makar Sankranti overwhelmed me. I kept gazing at the extent of devotion.

Atulyaganga parikarma is proving to be a multifaceted walk. Besides being a catalyst for change. I see me getting wealthier in knowledge that I receive during parikarma.

There cannot be anything more fulfilling for me. Perhaps this is the reason I never feel tired no matter how long I walk. Supremely energetic, I depart for walk each morning and with glowing feel, I reach the destination in evening.

The Team
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