A young traveller from Kamthi, Nagpur, Maharashtra, who has travelled more than 10,000 km on foot and by hitchhiking, in a mission to highlight the ill effects of plastic pollution, has reached Churachandpur district in Manipur.
The 20-year-old student, Rohan Agarwal, who is pursuing second year B Com, also seeks to understand the diversity of India in language, religion, culture, etc.
Interacting with the media at New Bazar in Churachandpur, he expressed that he was not for total ban on plastics but for their judicious use. He visited more than 23 states of India and already visited seven districts in Manipur. He also plans to visit the border town of Behiang village in the district on Thursday. He mentioned that he has no sponsors but managed to travel through his savings.
He conveyed his observation that there are lots of negative attitudes in aspects of different caste, religion, language and class etc. where everyone takes things for granted.
To spread the message of humility and brotherhood to the people, he undertook his journey, he said. In his bid to bring unity among Indians, he said that he had met politicians, students, religious leaders and visited schools during his journey.
He had already visited Green Wood School, Tuibong where he interacted with the students, he said.
The young traveller also said that all the great religious leaders like Shiva, Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammad, Buddha etc. were all travellers who spread their gospels and messages, and he drew inspiration to travel from them.
He further expressed his plan to go to Siberia in the near future and become the first Indian to reach that place.