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Striving for Social Cohesion
When peace and tranquility is
disturbed in society, steps for conflict resolution and reconciliation become
necessary. Hence the Atheist Centre took up Peace Marches in strife torn areas.
When the Mulki agitation for a separate Telangana caused untold misery, Gora
undertook a peace march on foot. Similarly in 1989, Atheist Centre organised a
Unity March on foot for seventy days covering a distance of 1400 kilometers in
four riot-torn districts of Andhra. The March headed by Mr. Lavanam and Mrs
Hemalata Lavanam received good response from the people who were affected by
the social tensions. On earlier occasions Gora organised similar marches,
including the foot march from Gandhi’s Ashram in Sevagram near Nagpur to
Delhi, covering a distance of 1000 miles in one hundred days.