Is there really a need to walk this much and does it even make sense to do it for causes which involve such huge players, much more influential than an individual (in this case Siddharth), whether pro or against these issues that we speak of. What is the answer to doubts about taking charge against a pre-existing system, does challenging the status quo really make a difference?
The walk is a celebration of one’s freedom, an example of the ability to inspire action and to initiate change. Something as simple as walking led us to the biggest civil disobedience movement in India. When the earth passes from beneath your feet and you trample upon leaves, twigs and branches, when each step lifts your spirit and connects you more firmly to the ground, when every movement sparks a chain of thoughts and simultaneously instills a strange calmness within, the ideas of being small and meaningless and that of being enough and worthy also spring up.
We started our walk across Rajasthan today with Digital Nerve, traveling from Fatehpur to Lakshmangarh, and here’s a small peak into how the walking fared today.
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In this same stride, as we focus on Shekhawati architecture, through the medium of this walk and all the toil associated with, we’re working with Rang De to help raise funds for a loan to Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti, located in Western Rajasthan, which has been working with traditional weaving communities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur district since 1989. You can go to the fundraiser page for the walk here and make an investment into this organisation. More details about this fund raiser, the organisation and how we’re going a step ahead with this fund raiser to be included in tomorrow’s blog.
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There are dreamers everywhere, attempting to create change in their own capacities but often pushed down by the system. Fall if you have to, but get back up again, start raising your voice for those oppressed and do what you love, life is too fleeting to reserve your dreams for later on. Here’s what the roads taught us today:
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”773″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]As we walk across Rajasthan, collecting stories, we will share a few snippets from each day on this blog, just a few short stories from the road and longer renditions when we can. Join us on our journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.