Marches in Ghaziabad to back Hazare

August 15th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Ghaziabad residents and students Monday took out marches and came out in support of activist Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption.

The spontaneously organised marches were joined by students from public schools including DPS Ghaziabad, Silver Line, St. Mary’s and Holy Child.

Subhash Jain, president of the Independent Schools Federation, said: “The appeal of Anna Hazare has forced us to come on roads. His crusade against corruption has motivated the students, youths, men and women throughout the city to display their support and solidarity.”

Activists from NGO Art of Living also organised a march in the city to urge the public to support Hazare.

In addition, the Rashtriya Sainik Sansthan took out a march from Mohan Nagar to Shaheed Smarak and appealed to people to participate in Hazare’s agitation.

Tejendra Pal Singh Tyagi, president of the sansthan, said that his organisation and the Federation of RWAs of Ghaziabad were fully supporting Hazare.

The volunteers of Art of Living asked people to switch off lights at 8 p.m. Monday as a mark of support. “We are still in dark. We have not been freed from slavery till now,” said Kapil Kumar, a march organiser.

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