Peace Walk in the Himalayas to strengthen Indo-Thai ties
200 monks from Thailand on a Dharamshala to Leh Pad Yatra
The Voice of Chandigarh News : Photo T S Bedi
The pad yatra of 200 Thai monks and nuns, which began on 25th May from Dharamshala, will conclude at Leh on 26th June. Purpose of this 4thannual pad yatra is to spread the message of world peace and protection of the Himalayan environment. The peace walk has already covered more than half way walking through the Manali, Rohtang Pass, Sarchu route. The walk is expected to enhance India and Thailand relations.
Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena, President, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) Leh (Ladakh) said, “We wholeheartedly welcome each and everyone for the 4th Pad Yatra for ‘World Peace and 3-Day International Conference on World Peace, 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas’. The conference will be on June 26 – 28.”
Narviay Yadav, General Secretary, Save the Himalayas Foundation (SHF) Chandigarh Chapter, said, “People from India may join the Peace Walk in the last leg of the yatra at Leh. SHF is an initiative to preserve the true grace of Himalayas and protect the ecosystem. The SHF was founded by Ven Sanghasena in 2016 to restore the lost grace and grandeur of the Himalayan region and to protect the land, nature, cultures, and values that form this glorious part of Earth.”