Spiritual leader Sri M, who undertook a marathon padyatra to promote peace and harmony, will be felicitated during his three-day Mumbai visit starting from August 25. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, a leading educational trust which runs institutes across the country, will felicitate the 67-year-old religious guru for completing 7,500km padyatra (foot march) named ‘Walk of Hope’.
His padyatra was fagged off on January 12, 2015 from Kanyakumari and it concluded in Srinagar on April 29, 2016. The journey, spanning 16 months through 11 states, was aimed at promoting peace, harmony and cultural exchange between communities in India, said Manav Ekta Mission, an organisation founded by Sri M.
In a statement issued in Mumbai, the Manav Ekta Mission said while in Mumbai, Sri M will hold a discourse on chapters on Bhakti Yoga in Shrimad Bhagwad Gita on August 25 and 26 at Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan.
“On August 27, Sri M will launch his MyTree initiative at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mahim and also at Film City, Goregaon in association with Whistling Woods International. As part of the initiative, millions of trees have been planted at various regions in South India,” said the statement.
Born in a Muslim family, Sri M lived in the Himalayas for over a decade and studied scriptures of all religions. As a social reformer, Sri M’s message to millions of his followers globally has been to believe in human values above everything else, it added.