Today, the Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) USA conducted a Unity Walk in New York from Times Square to Union Square (Gandhi Statue). The Bharat Jodo Yatra for unity and peace, led by Mr. Rahul Gandhi in India, is the inspiration for the New York Yatra.
Dr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, flagged off the unity walk from 47th St and 7th Ave. Around 300 or more members from the Diaspora walked via fifth Ave to Union Square, where the Mahatma Gandhi statue was garlanded. In his remarks, Mr. Pitroda urged India to continue to be led by the ideals of Mahatama Gandhi and respect the ideals of Democracy, Freedom, Human Rights, Justice, Equality, inclusion, and related values and wisdom outlined in the Indian Constitution.
Indian Overseas Congress organized the Unity walk under the leadership of Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian (President), George Abraham (Vice-Chair), Pradeep Samala (Chairman, unity Walk committee), Harbachan Singh (Secretary-General), Gurmit Gill, Leela Maret, Rajeswar Reddy, Ram Gadula, Gulshan and others.