AIZAWL, Aug 29 - A 29-year-old man from Delhi, who is out on a mission to walk 17,000 km against beggary, reached here on Monday and headed for Mamit town, 112 km away in the west.
On the trail of his �beggar-free India� campaign called �Unmukt India�, Ashish Sharma began his walkathon from Jammu. Sharma, mechanical engineer, gave up his job in a multinational company to campaign for a �beggar-free India�. He has now set a target to travel across the nation spreading the message to eradicate beggary. Sharma has already covered 8,956 km out of his proposed target of 17,000 km.
While interacting with media persons here, Sharma said he quit his job in 2015 to pursue his dream � eradication of begging by children. Government welfare schemes are not reaching those who actually deserve them, due to lack of awareness, he said.
�We cannot make people aware unless we meet them personally and a countrywide tour is perhaps the best way to connect with the people,� he said. Sharma started his journey from Jammu on August 22, 2017.