Sadhbhawna Padyatra

In November 2002, Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj undertook the Sadbhawna Padyatra (March for Peace and Goodwill) through the state of Gujarat which had been torn apart by horrific religious riots. When the social fabric starts unravelling, when hysteria and fanaticism fan the fires of religious prejudice and mistrust, it becomes imperative for people of conscience to step forward with the message of peace and brotherhood, mutual respect and trust. This is what Shri Maharaj Ji attempted to do with the 22-day Sadbhawna Padyatra from Dandi to Gandhiji's Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. He intended that this march should remind the people of Gujarat of the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, who undertook a padyatra from Sabarmati to Dandi in 1930 to protest against colonial rule and injustice.