Walked 32 Kilometers today, perhaps the long shot I will ever walk. Arrived dead tired. Over the hills and out of valley, by lush green fields, stopping by hamlets explaining my cause and handing my pamphlets I past by the Daulatpur, Takipur, Ranital, Bankhandi and now in Dehra. Met Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar, who was on her way back to Dharamshala.
From the march logistics team Jamyang had to go back to Dharamshala for a medical check up. He will rejoin when he is ready. while Tenzin Osel and Namdol are with me. The logistics team drive ahead to set up press meets, find night shelters and food.
Surprised to see some bombax trees are flowering, while few others completely weathered. The rich medicinal tree Arjun dry fruits are laden on road throughout Kangra valley. Kangra is so rich in medicinal herbs, trees and flowers.
Around Shree Baklamukhi Mandir I met barefoot penance marchers or yatris. I greeted them “Jai Hind” they responded with “Jai Mata Di“. This is from one marcher to other.
Kept distributing my information pamphlets wherever I met people. There are still people who cannot read or write. I sat down with old ladies and tried to tell the story of Tibet from a Himachali point of view.
Tomorrow I will passing through Daliara, Barwain and Chintpurni. I have started this March from Dharamshala on the 12 Feb and will conclude in Delhi on 10th March. The main goal of the this 500-km-odd march is to highlight the issue of Tibet as the missing link on India-China crisis.