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Mahendra Pratap, MD of Yuva Jagriti International Jan Jagran Anterved Sewa Sansthan along with Awadh Bihari Lal, Govind Nand, Vijay Shankar and Jitendra Pratap of Lucknow, UP launched a World Padyatra (walk) for peace starting from Kanyakumari with 20 members on July 30, 1980. Since then the padyatra has continued in India and neighbouring countries like Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China covering 2.9 lakhkm till June 3, 2015. In a day they walk 40 km. In the course of the peace walk, they have planted three crore trees! Their target is to cover 3,00,000 km in the next four years.