Sharmila rewrites history at Ichchapuram

Ichchapuram, Aug 5, 2013:
 Rewriting history, Smt. Y.S. Sharmila
wound up her Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra at Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district
on Sunday after walking a distance of 3112 km.

She ended her Padayatra
by addressing a sea of humanity after walking for 230 days and creating record
of sorts through her walkathon which began on Oct 18 last at Idupulapaya in YSR

Smt. Sharmila, who
undertook the Padayatra on behalf of YSR Congress party chief Sri Y.S. Jagan
Mohan Reddy, had earlier unveiled an 80- ft long ‘Vijaya Prasthanam’ pylon to
mark the occasion. Incidentally, it was at this place that the late Dr. YSR had
concluded his historic Praja Prasthanam Padayatra in 2003.

She became the first
woman in India, and of course in the world, to have walked more than 3100 km
encompassing1750 villages, 45 municipal towns, 9 municipal corporations in 14
districts across the state.

After embarking on the
walkathon, Smt. Sharmila had crossed the first milestone of 100 km at
Peddakotla in Anantapuram district, 500 km at Santinagar in Mahabubnagar
district, 1000 km at Kondrapolu in Nalgonda district, 1500 km at Pedana in
Krishna district, 2000 km at Ravikampadu in West Godavari district, 2500 km at
Kakarapally in East Godavari district and the 3112 km at Ichchapuram in
Srikakulam district. 

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