Ekatma Yatra for social harmony by Madhya Pradesh government
Ekatma Yatra, organised by the Madhya Pradesh government to spread the message of social harmony, flagged off on 19/12/2018. During the yatra that will conclude at Omkareshwar on January 22, soil from every panchayat and ward of the cities will be collected in metal pots. The soil will be used to construct the base of the 108-foot tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar on the banks of Narmada. In February, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the construction of the statue at Omkareshwar believed to be placed where the founder of the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy took Deeksha.
Objective: The social harmony campaign will also create awareness about saving the girl child. He said a signature drive will be undertaken to drum up support for the Bill recently passed by the Assembly awarding capital punishment to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 or less.
Saint Adi Shankara
Born: 788 A.D Kalady
Died: 820 A.D Kedarnath
Philosophy: Advaita Vedanta
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