In a display of unity and determination, devotees of the Shri Shri Govindaji Temple gathered in a silent procession, barefoot, on Thursday to voice their earnest plea for an end to the ongoing cycle of violence that has enveloped Manipur for the past three months.
The procession commenced from the sacred temple, where devotees offered their prayers to Lord Krishna and Radha and winded its way towards the New Checkon junction, resonating with a palpable yearning for peace and an end to the prolonged turbulence that has plagued the region.
The procession later retreated to the temple, situated at the historic Palace Compound in Imphal East.
Organised under the aegis of the Rajarshi Bhagyachandra Cultural Foundation and the Manipuri Vaishnava Samaj, this display of solidarity held banners bearing the inscription "Silent Prayer for Peace, Harmony, and Prosperity in Manipur."
The participants of this solemn rally stressed called for restoration of peace in Manipur.
A participant, K Brazamani Sharma, a devoted follower of the Bhagavad Gita, articulated the significance of the gathering.
He emphasised that the devotees of Lord Krishna had congregated with a singular purpose to stand united in their mission to reinstate lasting peace in Manipur.
Pointing to the historical inadequacy of violence as a means to secure enduring peace, he stressed the necessity of adopting non-violent approaches to foster lasting tranquillity.
Clearing any misconceptions about the procession's intent, he informed that its purpose was in no way meant to interfere with the functioning of the state or central government. Rather, it was a heartfelt appeal for harmony and concord among all residents of the state, he added.