Gandhi Peace Bus in city
The Inter-state Gandhi Peace Bus traversing the landscape bearing the footprints of the Father of the Nation, organised by Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and Information – Public Relations Department with the aim to make a non-violent society, reached Thrissur yesterday. The bus reached Vivekodayam School by afternoon. The school has got foot prints of Mahatma Gandhi years back.
MP PC Chacko was present to welcome the bus to the city. He offered felicitations on the occasion. Thrissur corporation mayor IP Paul inaugurated the district level journey of the bus. District panchayat president KV Dasan presided over the function. Corporation councillor Pullat Saraladevi, Information and Public Relations regional deputy director T Velayudhan, district information officer MS Alikunju and Doordarshan Kendra director Dr CK Thomas were also present.
The bus left for Puranattukara Sreeramakrishna Asramam after the function. The bus got a warm welcome at the Asramam. The Puranattukara Sreeramakrishna Gurukula Vidyamandiram was visited by Mahatma Gandhi in 1934.
Adatt grama panchayat president T Jayalakshmi presided over the function here. Swami Vyomatheethananda of Sreeramakrishna Asramam, panchayat vice president T Jayachandran, CA Gopinathan Nair, TVS Gireeshan and PS Harikumar spoke on the occasion.
Journey of the bus had begun on June 17 from Kanyakumari. Nearly 60 people consisting of 20 Gandhi followers and 40 young people are participating in the journey led by Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi working chairman Dr N Radhakrishnan, Prof V Ramadas, N Nanukuttan Nair, G Sadanandan, NC Pillai, A Saraswathy Bhai and S Sarojini Devi.
Today the bus will reach Guruvayur and will then go to Palakkad after visiting Kerala Kalamandalam. At Guruvayur, a function will be held at the premises of Guruvayur Municipal Library.
The journey of the bus will conclude at Mangalapuram on July 3.