Khalid Qureshi, running for Tiranga
Enduring the sentiments for the Indian Tricolor, which we call Tiranga; a former ticket collector with Western Railways, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi of Mumbai is on his way to cover a 1,900 km run from Mumbai to Delhi holding the Tiranga in his hand. This incredible attempt is to uphold, aware and ignite the flame of patriotism and honor and love for our National Flag
Enduring the sentiments for the Indian Tricolor, which we call Tiranga; a former ticket collector with Western Railways, Mohammad Khalid Qureshi of Mumbai is on his way to cover a 1,900 km run from Mumbai to Delhi holding the Tiranga in his hand. This incredible attempt is to uphold, aware and ignite the flame of patriotism and honor and love for our National Flag.
Khalid has reached Udaipur on 1st March from Ahmadabad via Kherwada. He started his journey on 26th January from the Gateway of India, Mumbai to India Gate, Delhi on the 1,900km distance that Khalid is intended to cover running.
Khalid Qureshi will conduct a mass rally on 3rd March Saturday; the rally will start from Town Hall at 4:30 pm and will cover many areas of the city.
Khalid has also visited various schools since he came to Udaipur, including Kendriya Vidyalaya, Alok, Gyan Mandir, St. Anthony, Shiksha Bharti, etc and distributed the Indian national flags to students.
In support of Khalid Qureshi, a press conference was organized today by Bharat Vikas Parishad. While addressing the media, Khalid has informed what inspired him to take this movement and what are his concerns regarding this mission.
“Two years back, a thought came to my mind that I have everything at my house except one, i.e. Tiranga. This thought inspired me to take this movement forward and we should do something to induce people to keep a Tiranga in their homes.”
Later with the help of his friends, the mission “I love my Tiranga” started on 26th January 2012. Qureshi lives at the Betlum Apartment in Boriwali, Mumbai.
On his journey till now, Khalid Qureshi has also met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Khalid, with his team of 5 members is carrying 20,000 flags, they already distributed 8,000 flags.
When asked how he gets energy to run 30km every day, Khalid said proudly “The energy comes as soon as I hold Tiranga.”
Tiranga should be hosted not only on government buildings and schools but on Temples and Mosques too on Republic Day and Independence Day.
To support Khalid Qureshi, one can also visit his website http://ilovemytiranga.com/.
Photos and Report by Sohail Khan
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