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    India's opposition leader Chandra Shekar ended a marathon walk across India with a plea for implementation of a programme to help the poor in the country's dusty and insanitary villages.

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    GV Chandra Shekar walking, surrounded by huge crowd
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    GV Chandra Shekar at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi, being garlanded, surrounded by huge crowd
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    CU PULL BACK GV Flowers being thrown to memorial
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    GV Chandra Shekar sitting at the memorial
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    Background: India's opposition leader Chandra Shekar ended a marathon walk across India with a plea for implementation of a programme to help the poor in the country's dusty and insanitary villages. Shekar, 56-year old president of the Janata party which ruled India from 1977 to 1980, concluded a 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) walk from the southern tip of India to the capital of New Delhi with a mass rally in Delhi on June 25. Speaking at the Delhi memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the founder of the modern India, he urged his supporters to help to bring about a just and humane social order. Shekar said that during his walk, inspired by Gandhi's arduous political marches, he had seen the poverty and misery of India's villages and urged implementation of a five point plan he had drawn up to bring relief to the poor. The plan included provision of drinking water to every village within the next three years, basic health facilities, encouraging better children's education, justice for the oppressed minorities and support for communal integration projects. The meeting at the Gandhi memorial was attended by about 40,000 people.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XRZYJF2Q74SN2OUCSDXDN6AZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XRZYJF2Q74SN2OUCSDXDN6AZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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