As part of the nation’s river cleaning project, an RSS affiliated organisation is taking a keen interest in cleaning and making the Sabarmati river pollution free. On Saturday, the body organized an Aarti event for the first time at the Sabarmati riverside.
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Ganga Samagra, which is actively involved in the Namami Gange campaign to clean up the Ganga, organised the event. The organisation recently held a meeting in Prayagraj, where they pledged to clean up all waterways.
“Development cannot be achieved just through the construction of new roads and buildings. Rivers are an essential part of human life, and we must consider this while planning development projects. We’re interested in cleaning the Sabarmati since it’s associated with Mahatma Gandhi and is located in Gujarat,” said Dr. Kaustubh Misra, who is involved in the campaign.
“Pollution in rivers is everyone’s responsibility,” he added, adding that in the next days, he and his volunteers will raise awareness among the public. At regular intervals, we will hold awareness programmes on keeping the Sabarmati clean.” Misra is a professor of geology at a university in Gorakhpur and the secretary of the RSS’ Prajna Pravah. He was there at the Sabarmati riverfront event.
Ramashish, national secretary of Ganga Samagra attended the function as chief guest. “Our organisation has been actively involved in the conservation of natural resources and rivers around the country,” he stated. We’ll do things like tree plantation, cleaning rivers, and raising awareness about river conservation.”
“This is the first time an Aarti was conducted on Sabarmati,” said Arunsinh Rajput, state convener of Ganga Samagra. The river’s protection is essential, and now is the moment to act and clean up the heavily polluted river.”
It should be noted that the Gujarat High Court has established a Joint Task Force to recommend methods for cleaning the Sabarmati and removing pollution from the river. The court issued a severe warning to industrial units that discharge effluents into the river.