COVID-19 Halts Year-Long 'Jai Jagat' Peace March
The marchers part of the Jai Jagat march have been stopped by the deadly coronavirus. These people had joined the march in the hope of justice and peace. It was their dream that peace should prevail in all parts of the world and people should not face any problems. This march kicked off from Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in Delhi on October 2, 2019. Apart from capital Delhi, the march was supposed to pass through several states of India and along with 50 marchers from 15 other countries, it was scheduled to reach Geneva on October 2, 2020, after a 365-day-long march traversing 10 nations. Its motive was to raise issues like non-violence, justice, poverty eradication, climate crisis, banishing inequality and several other concerns. The main objective of this march was freedom from all kinds of violence and it also imagined the prevalence of peace and happiness. This march aimed to abolish discrimination, partiality and inequality. It also planned to provide people across the globe the right to lead a self-respecting existence based on equality. Among its other objectives were keeping nature safe from the effects of climate change, stopping the use of chemical fertilisers and plastic and shutting industries spewing carbon emissions, thus making nature healthier. But this march has been halted for the time being due to the growing hazards posed by the coronavirus. The march will resume once the risks from the coronavirus reduce. Geneva is home to several organisations which control and impact the entire world through their policies. That is why this march was being taken to Geneva. Through this march, not only would an atmosphere of peace and harmony have prevailed around the globe, but an attempt would also have been made to ensure that everyone got justice and could live their lives as equals. This march is expected to start again once the risks posed by the coronavirus end.
'Jai Jagat' 2020, a year-long march spreading #MahatamaGandhi's message of #nonviolence and #peace, has been postponed because of the novel #coronavirus. Representatives of 12 countries were to reach #Switzerland’s #Geneva on October 2, 2020 after covering a distance of 11,000 km pic.twitter.com/VZS7ih77wo— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 17, 2020