With an aim to restore Hindu nation status to Nepal, Gorkhas from India and Nepal began a long march from Haridwar (India) to Kathmandu, on August 11, 2017.
The campaign that began from the sacred banks of River Ganga will end at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on April 14, 2018.
“We are getting overwhelming support from both Nepal and India for this initiative that will restore Nepal’s unique identity across the globe as being a fully Hindu nation,” says Chief coordinator of the campaign Padam Prasad Subedi, who has arrived in Haridwar with dozens of Nepali volunteers.
Subedi informed that religious gurus of India are also supporting the campaign.
“Jagad Guru Shankaracharya Swami Raj Rajeshwaram Maharaj and Mahamandaleshwar Shyam Sundar Das Shastri will welcome and bless volunteers undertaking this yatra,” he added.
Meanwhile, Shamsher Bahadur, Founder of Gorkha Sandesh Foundation, says, “We are mobilizing Hindus both in Nepal and India to restore the hill country as the lone Hindu nation. 82% of Nepal’s population is Hindu. If Arab countries and Pakistan can declare themselves as Muslim nations, why not Nepal as Hindu nation.”
According to Acharya Hariharanand, who is mobilising saints from India, the campaign will begin with religious rituals at sanctum sanctorum of Brahma Kund, Har-Ki-Pauri, seeking Ganga’s blessings.