Thousands of students join carrying ‘tri-color’: ‘One hour for soldiers – one hour for nation’
Kolhapur : ‘Vande Mataram Youth Organization’ and all pro-Hindu organizations took out a silent march under the name ‘Tiranga Samarthan Yatra’ on 20th February for paying homage to soldiers, laying life in the terrorist attack at Pulwama in Kashmir. The procession was started at 11.00 a.m. from ‘Mirajkar Tikati’ and concluded at Bindu Chowk. Various organizations, ‘Talim Mandal’, all elected representatives, ‘Dnyati Sanstha’, pro-Hindu organizations, schools and all patriotic residents of Kolhapur joined the march in large numbers. Three thousand students and local residents joining the procession in hot sun, showed patriotism with unity and gave message of ‘one hour for soldiers- one hour for nation’ to all.
Special chariot prepared for extending support was positioned in front, in support of soldiers. Behind the chariot were school students and patriotic citizens. Songs awakening patriotism were played in the march and appeal was made to people to join. ‘Vande Mataram’ and national anthem were sung while concluding the march at Bindu Chowk, offering homage to soldiers. Slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Jala Do, Jala Do, Pakistan Jala Do’ were spontaneously raised during the march.
Rajaram High School, Chate School and Junior College, Bhaktiseva Vidyapeetha High School, Nehru High School, Private School, Indumati Gaikwad Girls’ High School, Indira Gandhi Vidya Niketan, Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya, Princess Padmaraje Girls’ Junior College, S. M. Lohia Junior College, R. N. Samani High School, Vimala Goenka English Medium School !
Participating dignitaries and organizations
Shri. Avadhoot Bhatye of ‘Vande Mataram Youth Organziation’, Shri. Sambhaji Salunkhe, Shri. Mahesh Ursal and Shri. Rajendra Suryavanshi of ‘Sevavrat Pratishthan and Ambabai Bhakta Samiti’, Shri. Kishore Ghatge, President ‘Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana’, Shri. Madhukar Nazare and Shivananda Swami of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Shri. Sanjay Pawar, District-Chief of Shiv Sena, Shri. Rhuturaj Kshirsagar of ‘Yuva Sena’, Shri. Raju Yadav its ‘Karveer Taluka’- Chief, Shri. Avadhut Salokhe, Shri. Kedar Waghapurkar, Shri. Sharad Mali of ‘Shri Shivapratishthan Hindustan’, Shri. Manohar Sorap, District-President of ‘Hindu Mahasabha’, Shri. Jayawant Nirmal, Deepali Khade-Mahila regional President, Suvarna Powar, Shri. Ashok Ramchandani, city-President of Vishwa Hindu Parishada (VHP), Shri. Prataprao Daddikar of RSS, Shri. Sunil Samant of ‘Bharatiya Patrakar Sangh’, Shri. Swanand Kulkarni of ‘Brahman Jagruti Sangh’, Shri. Sunil Patil, District-President of ‘Patit Pavan Sanghatana’, Shri. Aniruddha Kolhapure of ‘Nation First’, Shri. Mayur Tambe of ‘Kolhapur Zilha Brahman Purohit Sangh’, advocate Kedar Munishwar of ‘Shripujak Sangh’, Shri. Balasaheb Nigavekar representing ‘Kumbhar’ community, Shri. Pramod Sawant, a devotee of Ambabai, Shri. Bipin Salokhe and Shri. Atul Salokhe of ‘Salokhe Foundation’; besides BJP’s members participated.