Friday, February 22, 2008

RSS launches SAVE GANGA campaign thru Ganga Sanskriti Pravah Yatra

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has launch a 99-day 'Save Ganga' campaign. This is first time RSS is directly getting involved in a environmental Program.

The rally will start from Gangasagar where the river merges into the sea and go all the way up to the river's source at Gangotri. One of the high points of the campaign will be when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan will participate in a special yagna, or fire ritual, in Varanasi.       Hindu clerics, including the four Shankaracharyas, yoga guru Swami Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as well as Ramjanmbhoomi Trust president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das will join what the RSS has billed as the Ganga Sanskriti Pravah Yatra.

"Pollution and commercialization has increased a threat to river Ganga. The society is also polluting Ganga in the name of development. We believe this initiative would help in creating awareness regarding cultural and water pollution," said Indresh Kumar, All India Karamkarini Member of the RSS.

1 comment:

saravana said...

The holy river which is the belief of crores of hindus around the globe were disappointed that the ganges is getting polluted.
this river is the major water source to the people lives in north India.A few scholars says that if this river is linked to the south flowing rivers,this will flourish the land and farmers life.
this is not only for particular religion,as whole the Indian's use this water.
So whole nation should come farward to save the river ganga.