Day 15 of Khedut Vedna Yatra (A footmarch to highlight farmers’ distress in Gujarat)
This is the fifteenth day of the Khedut Vedna Yatra (A footmarch to highlight farmers’ distress in Gujarat).
There was a night meeting in village Fedra last night where the issues of the farmers were discussed.
This morning, the marchers – Sagar Rabari, Pinak Dhamelia and Rupesh Kumar – set off from village Fedra. They were joined today by Persis Ginwalla, Jimmy Dabhi, SJ – HDRC, Ahmedabad, Rohit Shukla – Abhidrashti, Amarsinh Z. Chaudhary and Indukumar Jani of GKVP, Naranbhai and Hematbhai (Sarasla), Bhavubhai and Somabhai (Sandhida), Hasmukhbhai Patel – Adivasi Vikas Manch, and Mandaben Patel – Gandhi Peace Foundation.
Tonight’s halt is at Bagodara where there will also be a small meeting.
Tomorrow the yatris will break for lunch at village Kalyangadh and the night halt will be at village Momai.
On the 30th the yatra will begin from Momai and the lunch break will be at village Kerala while the night halt will be in Bavla.
On the 31st the yatra will start from Bavla and will reach Changodar by lunchtime and proceed to Sarkhej where they will halt for the night.
On the 1st they will begin marching from Sarkhej and will reach Vaishnodevi (Ahmedabad) by evening where they will stay for the night.
On the morning of the 2nd, they will being their march from Vaishnodevi and proceed towards Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar.
By the time they reach Gandhinagar, the yatra and the yatris will have traversed a distance of 460 kms.