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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Congress MP from Mumbai North-West Priya Dutt, along with the entire unit of Sanjay Dutt's latest blockbuster Lage Raho Munnabhai, will take out a peace march on October two, the birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. ''We would like to propagate the values of Gandhiji, who stood for peace and spread the message of peace throughout the country. The world adopts and practises Gandhiji's principles and we should all follow the path he has showed,'' said Ms Priya Dutt in a statement yesterday. ''I appeal to people from all walks of life who believe in peace, especially senior citizens and children, to join me in the march,'' Ms Dutt added.
Ms Dutt herself has been part of several peace efforts of her father, the late Sunil Dutt, be it to Amritsar (during the height of terrorism in Punjab), the SAARC countries or to Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan. ''Gandhigiri is the new slogan of the country and has specially caught the fancy of the youth,'' said Mr Krishna Hegde, one of the coordinators. ''Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and the entire unit of Munnabhai will join us in the Peace March. We are also expecting other big names to join us,'' he added.
''The Peace March will start from SNDT College, Juhu, and travel through Vile Parle (W) and will end at Juhu Beach, where everyone will pay homage to the Father of the Nation,'' Mr Hegde added. Ms Priya Dutt will organise a special screening of Lage Raho Munnabhai later in the day for senior citizens from the Home for the aged, underprivileged children, orphans and cancer patients. Sanjay Dutt's participation in the march still hangs fire.