Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Guruji starts 8-day campaign to clean Yamuna

New Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tonight launched an eight-day programme to clean Yamuna and create awareness among people to restore the river's past glory.

At a function here, Ravi Shankar said people should join hands and make others aware about making water of the river clean, pure and drinkable.

"Earlier rivers used to pure us, but today we have reached a stage where we have to clean the rivers. Only the government and a single agency can't make it happen. We have to make it by joining hands," he told a gathering of bureaucrats, artists, politicians and dignitaries at the Purana Quila here. Read More from PTI News

“The responsibility for cleaning up the Yamuna lies with us – the people she nurtures,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said.

“This movement is a call to remind us what this river has given to generations before us, and to allow her to nourish generations after us. It is a platform for our individual voices that will become a collective echo and an unstoppable force,” the founder of the Art of Living movement told reporters at the launch of the campaign here.

“I know thousands of crores have been spent over the years but the condition of the Yamuna has not improved…Let us go and clean the banks of the Yamuna from tomorrow (Wednesday),” he added. Read More from Sindh Today

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