"We have decided to observe fast with our Muslim brothers from tomorrow at Udal Chowk crossing in Mahoba. We will be sitting in a group of about 60 persons including at least 25 Hindus and will attend 'Sehri' and 'Iftar'...," Tara Patkar, Coordinator of Bundeli Samaj, said.
Patkar said that the move would serve dual purpose: On one hand, it will spread the message of religious harmony and on the other, it will boost their campaign for setting up of AIIMS in Mahoba.

"We want policy makers to acknowledge our unity and take a positive decision for setting up of AIIMS in the district as poor health services in this area affect all, irrespective of caste and creed," he said.

"Though politics is going on over the issue of performing yoga on International Yoga Day (on June 21), we have invited politicians of all parties to show our unity for a cause," he added.

He said that this would be part of their AIIMS-Mahoba campaign under which they wrote over one lakh letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 18 languages, including Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Punjabi, to name a few.
"Patients admitted to primary health centres are referred to Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra and to districts of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. Setting up AIIMS will help the entire region spread over seven districts in UP and five of MP," he said.

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