UNITED SIKHS Launches Walk of Joy India

To boost our efforts for farmers, UNITED SIKHS is co-organising a 6000 km Walk of Joy India through 13 states

UNITED SIKHS Launches Walk of Joy India
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UNITED SIKHS
invites you to a media conference at Noon on 30th June 2017

UNITED SIKHS Launches Walk of Joy India.

To boost our efforts for farmers, UNITED SIKHS is co-organising a 6000 km Walk of Joy India through 13 states, from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, to Amritsar, Panjab, over 10 months, from 15th July 2017.

"The Walk of Joy India, which is being led by David Atthowe and Yusep Sukmana of Nomadic Lion and co-organised with the Better India, will help farmers of India by raising awareness about sustainable agriculture, and connecting farmers direct to consumers, and help the victims of the farmer suicide crisis by fundraising for Rescue A Family."

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Programme:

Mejindarpal Kaur, UNITED SIKHS director, Dr Harshinder Kaur, a campaigner for women's rights and Navjot Kaur Lambi, a youth activist and a voice for the common person, will address the media. They will also hand the first monthly pension to 20 farmer suicide widows, under UNITED SIKHS' Rescue A Family (RAF) programme that currently provides pensions to 150 other farmer suicide widows. Anju Agnihotri, a journalist of the Indian Express, will be awarded the Mai Bhago Humanitarian Award for highlighting the plight of farmer suicide widows.

Venue: Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib, Hazura Kapura Colony, Near Rose Garden, Bathinda, Panjab

Date: 30th June 2017; Time: 12.00 - 1:00pm followed by Langar

For more information on the Walk of Joy India see www.walkofjoy.in. To confirm your attendance please contact: Harpreet Kaur on [email protected] or on tel nos: 8178961069/ 9717920106. UNITED SIKHS (www.unitedsikhs.org) is a UN associated international advocacy, humanitarian relief and community empowerment NGO that is registered in 10 countries, including Panjab.

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Issued by,
Harpreet Kaur
UNITED SIKHS
Tel: +91 977 9957973
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