Aim to raise awareness and support for sustainable development of individuals, communities, and the planet
39-year old teacher and management consultant Yogen Shah of Vadodara has started a campaign to walk 40,000 kilometres, roughly equal to the circumference of the Earth, to raise awareness and support for sustainable development of individuals, communities, and the planet.
The first leg, titled Freedom To Live Right, is a 1,500 km walk starting from Vadodara to New Delhi through Kishangarh and Chandigarh. The walk started on 15 June from Vadodara and ending in New Delhi on 15 August, 2020. The aim is to spread the message of sustainable development of all.
“The idea of this walk is to spread the message of healthy living. I urge people for more exercise, raw foods, and living in harmony with self and nature. I wants to move people away from lifetyles that lead to animal cruelty, pollution, diseases, extreme poverty, and forced migration,” said Shah.
The goal of this 1,500 km walk is to raise awareness and support for children and migrants worst affected by the Covid crisis. Yogen will be using his personal savings and appeal to the kindness of those he meets on the walk to distribute food to the needy along the way.
“The 4-to-5 year journey will happen in legs of a few hundred to a few thousand kilometres each covering nations and continents. Presently I am focusing on to cover the states in India and spread the message of healthy living for a better future,” added Shah.
Followers can use hashtags #the40000kmwalk and #FreedomToLiveRight on Facebook and Instagram to explore and support the project.