Bengaluru: Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Fit India and Swachh Bharat. What do you find common in all these? 

Well, these are initiatives by the Union government to make the lives of citizens better. 

Apart from launching such initiatives, the government has also taken measures to spread them across the length and breadth of the country so that people can derive maximum benefit out of these. 

What is heartening to note is that citizens too have taken it upon themselves to spread the word about it. 

Gurrala Revanth Sai, a 19-year-old youth from Puducherry is one such citizen who has taken up the responsibility of traversing the entire nation to spread the benefits of these initiatives. 

As reported by Times of India, he has travelled a whopping 16,000 kilometres and visited as many as 18 states. 

The youngster started his phenomenal journey on February 10. Since then, he has been continuing with his journey, spreading the good word. 

What makes his endeavour more tiresome and worthy is that it comes at a time when COVID-19 pandemic has spread its wings far and wide. 

The website adds Sai as saying that the journey was smooth as he went through the eastern part of the country and passed through Odisha and West Bengal. He then entered the north east states of Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

However, his journey took a horrible turn as he entered Manipur. The state government announced a lockdown, due to which, he was forced to stay there till September 30, starting March 25. Incidentally, the website notes that he was quarantined for a month in a hotel there. Later, he was moved to a place in a forest. 

He left the place later.

He notes, “I faced several problems in Manipur and Nagaland. After a few days, I was forced to stay on the pavement. In Nagaland, a few people even tried to rob my belongings.”   

Hats off to the efforts of the youngster.