Some extracts from the Foreign Press
‘29,000 MILES TO GO’
Bimal Kanti Dey walked into Tehran this week, a sunshield covering his eyes, a tent, a coil of rope and a bundle of books on Indian Philosophy, in a rucksack strapped on to his back. “I don’t really get time to meditate properly, but this is the source of my energy”, he said During his stay, he has been congratulated by Her Majesty THE QUEEN OF IRAN …
The slow route- INDIA’S MEDITATING MAGELLAN:
Mr. Dey, who walked here, because he lost his bicycle on the way. The 26 years old Indian Magellan wants to continue until he ends up from where he started. The magic is in slow motion and the infinite energy comes from meditation. He started on 10th September from Iran, and has crossed Asia Minor in 29 days. This is extra-ordinary. In slow motion there is experience in every step. He encountered nothing bad in life…
METIN MUNIR (DN) TURKEY’S FIRST AND ONLY ENGLISH DAILY NEWS
Fakir from India. Bimal Dey is a perfect man of the time, this is what says the local people. He does namaz, prayer, and telling about the immortality of the soul. He has come here to join the MEVLANA FESTIVAL. The will-power can always do miracle, and Dey is an example. Yet he has come from India by an ordinary cycle……..
AKSAM (Turkish News) KONYA, TURKEY
Bimal’s arrival in our town is quite exciting to the young generation. Indian globe trotter is speaking constantly about spirituality, philosophy, history and above all the message of Joy and Happiness. He is not directed by any GURU- ‘Guru is within’, he said. He is giving talks this evening to the Meditation Society of Greece. No charge, no entry tee. Any kinds of questions are welcome.
“Greece is the source of modern science, so to know Greece means to know the world of today”, he said. Already he has been greeted by His Excellency THE GOVERNOR OF CONRINTHOS and also by renowned DR. CORlLLOS. Madam Dallas is doing the public relation service for him. Madam Helena Dallas is the General Secretary of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement…….
TA NEA/TO BHMA
…….Yesterday Mr. Bimal Kanti Dey has been received by FRENCH CYCLING FEDERATION. Dey is an international figure, cycling round the world. Short and young, smart and speaks English like a bird, tells his fantastic and marvellous story to the press and to the guests. He has already visited Asia, Africa and will be visiting Europe. He will be here to visit Paris nicely. During his stay, he will be staying at the Indian Embassy….
… “for him Hindu, Muslim, Christian and all other religions are the same. There is one God, so why there is difference? Because we don’t know the reality. Meditation is the ultimate way to reach Him. For a yogi there is nothing impossible, He gets what he wants”, said globe-trotter Bimal Dey, who is cycling the globe. He faced many difficulties in different ways, but he never changed his philosophy and way of life. Mr. Dey believes that no trouble is long-lasting, “when we know the truth, there is no trouble at all…”
DIE WELT HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY
……here is a man, simple, honest and humble; he is telling us the .marvellous story of his journey around the world on a bicycle. At present he is stopping here to the Pension Colony for few days. The old lady of the t~wn discovered his extra-ordinary talents ..
FREITAG, BREMEN, WEST GERMANY
ROUND THE WORLD ON A BICYCLE: Twenty-seven years old Mr. Bimal Kanti Dey, a globe-trotting cyclist, left Calcutta on Dec. 20, 1967. This plucky young man pedalled his way from Calcutta to London Frail looking but sturdy Bimal is an alround man…. Interested in philosophy: his needs are few….
EMBASSY OF INDIA, LONDON
….How many times–while travelling home on a train or bus have you dreamed of throwing up that nine to five job and getting away from it all? To see those far away places? One man who has carried his dream a step further is 26 years old Bimal Kanti Dey. For further information, see and read, “THE RESTLESS MESSAGE OF THE LONG DISTANCE CYCLIST” .
…..it hardly seems credible that anyone so slightly built as Bimal could have cycled half the way around the world. It hardly seems possible that any man could have the courage to face what
he has Bimal claims–he gets all his strength-mental and physical, from meditation. “I have learnt to know myself. The reason why the modem youths are restless,-is that they are looking for happiness. Happiness can only come through knowingone’s self”
EVENING ARGUS, SUSSEX, ENGLAND
‘HE CYCLED INTO D.C.-AFTER 39,000 MILES’
Bimal Kanti Dey of28, has bicycled into Washington D.C. leaving behind him 39,000 miles and lost none of his faith in man’s goodness. The 5 feet 4, 98 pounds native of Calcutta set forth out on December 20, 1967, and has been on the road ever since “But I do not plan”, he said, ” I go and I learn”. He said that frequently he is asked if people can join him in his travels. “I reply that you are welcome to follow me, but don’t think I will follow you. My way of life is completely free, but we have to make some restrictions to make our road smooth.”
“There are nations like India”, Dey said, “that are philosophical and others like the United States, th:lt are materialistic. We need a bridge between the two types of nations. I would like to be that bridge”……….
MISS AND HEBALD (Staff)