The journey of women spreading the message of peace across the country, started from Assam from Jorhat on 22 September. It was kicked off with an inaugural session at the Jorhat Press Club from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Along with 18 representatives from different parts of India: comprising of social activists, human rights activists, writers and artists; many social and human rights activists, conflict affected women and representatives of different civil society groups of the state participated in the Programme.
After the inaugural session at Jorhat, the team will proceed to Kaziranga where a public meeting on “Peace-Talk” will be held in the afternoon at Bokakhat Community Playground.
Embodied with the objectives of safeguarding peace and harmony, spreading awareness of constitutional rights; the team will reach Tezpur in the evening of the same day.
Today, a public meeting will be conducted at Gahan Udyan, Parua Chariali of Tezpur from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Later, the team will leave for Nogaon where another public meeting will be held at Kamala Todi Bhavan (Sahitya Sabha Bhawan). After the meeting, the team will continue its journey and arrive at Guwahati in the evening.
On 24 September, at Guwahati, a public meeting will be organized at Christian Mission Campus, Panbazar, Guwahati from 10 am to 12pm.
On 25 September, the team will visit Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and Gossaingaon and participate in three different public meetings. Then, the team will proceed to Alipurduar, W. Bengal. From there, they will travel through W. Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh and finally reach Delhi completing the first leg of this journey for peace.
To make the programme a success, various civil society organizations have extended support to the programme. On behalf of Assam State Organizing committee, Bandita Acharya along with other state level organizing committee members Sabnam Hashmi, Ani Raja and Lina Duberu are earnestly urging the people of Assam, particularly the women to participate, so as to make the movement a success in order to bring about awareness about the ongoing threats and challenges to peace, unity, harmony and constitution of India thereby realizing the goal of eliminating hate from the society.