West Champaran: 2 October 2022 :: Prashant Kishor today kicked off his 3500 km Jan Suraaj padyatra from West Champaran district where thousands of people walked beside him for a distance of approximately 10 kms. Prashant Kishor along with the crowd walked from Gandhi Ashram in Bhitiharwa and reached Gaunaha block headquarters for night’s rest.
Paying tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, Prashant Kishor today began his journey with a mission to prepare a blueprint for Bihar’s development over the next 15 years. The objective of the padyatra is to reach out to each and every panchayat and block in Bihar, a feat that is likely to take about one and a half years.
Prashant Kishor began his padyatra from the Gandhi ashram in Bhitiharwa which was packed to the brim. Addressing a huge gathering, Prashant said, ‘Jan Suraaj is an attempt to connect like-minded people to understand the idea of good governance and with collective efforts bring about a change of system through change of power.’ He added, ‘If I have decided to do this, trust me, I’m fully prepared to execute it. Thank you to all the people who have given me the opportunity to do this padyatra. I am not any political leader, I am the son of Bihar.”
Prashant Kishor then made a pit stop at the Kasturba Gandhi School where he criticised the current dispensation in the state for failing to recognise the said school as a government school. It is here that Prashant declared that all educational expenses of the students of Kasturba Gandhi School would be borne by him. He said, ‘I do not believe in making false promises like other leaders. I am here to ensure a positive change in the state and that starts from education. Till the time this school is not recognised as a government school, I will take care of all the educational expenses of the girls studying in the school.’