“Wherever you go, leave a trail of love.”
– Susan Rohrer
Ansh Mishra of Allahabad left his home for travelling the whole India without a penny on 3rd of February this year and is counting on Assam and Meghalaya as his 18th state and 19th state to complete travelling without a single penny in his pocket.
Speaking about his experience in Assam and Meghalaya he said,
“When I started my mission to roam India without penny and was planning about travelling to Northeast, people advised me to stay safe and said it is a place of minions. They warned me that it is very tough to be in North east without knowing the regional language. But my stay in Guwahati itself showed the best example of humanity in this world.”
“I was not even able to walk anymore due to high weakness level for traveling continuously since 166 days now. Suddenly I got one call from unknown number and it was Mr. Joy Mahanta from Guwahati at 9:35 PM. After talking with me, he requested to take me into hospital for all checkups for avoiding any medical emergency. He called again at early morning almost 7-8 Time wherein I was sleeping. Somehow I picked up his call and surprisingly he was in front of Host home to pick me for medical checkup. We went ahead and given all required test as per Doctor Suggestion. The incident is more than enough to prove the humanity and kindness of the northeast people.” He added.
Mr. Mishra informed that he is trying to prove to the world that even without money we can dream and fulfill those dream too. He has taken up Hitchhiking (taking lift from strangers, whoever offers him) as a way to roam around India without money. He takes shelter at railways/bus stations, temples, Gurudwara, monastries, couch-surf, or strangers place if they provide hosting.
He said, “I share my crazy nomad traveling story, most amazing experiences of this travel and in exchange to get some food to eat, a lift (ride) to go, a safe place to sleep, to break the concept of strangers word, to connect with local people, to learn new culture, to spread humanity, to communicate to people, to inspire people.”
Ansh informed that after reaching Shillong he was received by an Assamese boy Ashutosh Kashyap who is pursuing Bio tech in St. Anthony’s College, and there he had a stay in Motinagar, in Shillong, Meghalaya on Saturday. Ashutosh and his friends hitchhiked with Ansh and they traveled around the best tourist places in Meghalaya.
Talking about his objectives of his mission he said, “People always keep giving the excuse about having less money to fulfill their big dreams. I want to show my countrymen it’s not necessary to have money to fulfill our dreams, it’s just that we need some will power.”
“I always wanted to travel the whole of our country. Thus, I am living my dream, without a penny. I want to show that everything is possible with will power, patience and of course a heartwarming smile! ” Ansh added.