A team of Indian Army veterans have come together on a platform ‘Atulya Ganga’ and claimed that there are evidences that 'Gangtva' can cure coronavirus.
The team of 100 army veterans have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Shekhawat to give a presentation in this regard and further conduct research on Ganga Jal’s impeccable power amid the grave threat posed by the pandemic.
"Atulya Ganga finds reference that shows Gangtva can treat the deadly virus," said the letter.
Gopal Sharma, founder of Atulya Ganga said: "The Ganges bears a nectar element called Gangtva (Bacteria that feeds on the virus), the hallmark of our great civilization on the river. There was a time when those bacteriophages were present in four of the world’s main rivers. The remaining three rivers and their civilizations were struck by rapid industrialization and developments. Now Ganga exists as the only one that has this nectar element."
The group claimed that Ganga water has been proven to be capable of defending against various bacteria and viruses.
"In various studies, it has been shown that even bacteria from serious diseases such as cholera, dysentery, meningitis and tuberculosis do not thrive in the water of the Ganges. We assume in the current corona crisis the Gangtva of Ganga is capable of defending against this virus," the group said in the letter.
The team has now demanded that the Prime Minister pursue a detailed research to see if the Ganga water can combat a “biological 'attack'' like coronavirus.
Atulya Ganga is a team of ex-military officers who earlier announced a walk along the banks of the Ganges from Gomukh, the origin of the Ganges, to the Bay of Bengal, in what they claim was world’s first ever Mundaman Parikrama. The walk is expected to begin in August this year. Organisations like Google and premium education institutes like IIT Delhi are also partners of the Army veterans in the journey.