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‘Women in White’ takes out a route march to awaken patriotism

A girl dressed as Bharat Mata, in Bangalore, 0n October 12, 2014
A girl dressed like ‘Bharata Mata’, poses for the camera after returning from route march. She said she was excited to be part of the route march.
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ENARADA,Bangalore, October 12, 2014

As part of Vijayadashami celebrations, Rashtra Sevika Samiti, held a route march in Bangalore city today, simultaneously from five different places, to awaken patriotic fervour in the society.

When ‘Hudhud’ Cyclone was hitting port cities in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Bangalore city witnessed a different type of twister, a route march by women.

Wearing a white Saree with light pink colour border  or white Chudidar with white dupatta with light Pink colour border, about 500 women  in each group, began route march from playgrounds in Rajajinagar, Byappanahalli, BTM Layout, Kumaraswamy Layout and Yelahanka. They went around like soldiers, playing drums, flutes and other instruments. People who had glued to TV sets on a lazy Sunday evening, came outside to watch a rare sight of ‘Women power’, in front of their homes.

Each event started with the hoisting of Saffron Flag and ‘boudhik'(Motivational speech) by well known women. Vijaya Vishnu Bhat, well known writer, addressed the gathering of women belonged to Malleshwaram division, at Rama Mandira Grounds in Rajajinagar. She said country will progress only when women are empowered. “It is the women who protects culture and tradition by passing good values to the next generation. Any country which protects and treats women with great reverence, will be prosperous,” she said.

Vasantha Swamy, State Secretary of Sevika Samiti  delivered a talk for the women’s group from Ulsoor centre.Aruna Thakkar, State General Secretary of Sevika Samiti spoke for the group of women from Jayanagar Centre.  Sandhya Kumar, Lecturer, addressed the gathering of women belonged to Banashankari centre. Rama Rathna, Social worker, talked to women group from Hebbal division.

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