The Rally was organized in view of expressing solidarity to World Interfaith Harmony Week, an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011 proclaimed by United Nations. The UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/65/5, adopted on 20 October 2010, “Proclaims the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs.”
The rally was flagged off by the guests representing all major faiths of India. The Rally started from the Labour Statue in the Marina Beach (the 2nd Longest Beach in the world after Miami Beach). The 893 students and their coordinators from the 35 city and outstation colleges marched along the Beach Road and culminated near the Gandhi Statue between 3pm-4pm on 23rd Jan 2013. The reason for choosing the venue more specifically the start point of the rally is significant with a bit of Chennai’s own history woven into it by young generation.