Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Volunteers collect truckloads of garbage from Yamuna

More than 3,000 schoolchildren, college students and volunteers of the Art of Living (AOL) Foundation plunged into cleaning the Yamuna amid scorching heat Tuesday, collecting truckloads of garbage that choke the river and its banks here.

The residents of Yamuna Bazaar ghat in north Delhi provided boats and lifeguards to help the volunteers who brought back garbage from the river.

'Besides schoolchildren and college students, locals also participated in the cleaning. We collected five truckloads of garbage from this ghat,' Purshottam Mathur, a project coordinator, told IANS.

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