In an effort to revive holy river Ganga, a group of citizens including veterans have come together and prepared a blueprint of a movement in this regard through a walk named ‘Mundaman Ganga Parikrama.’
The group, under the aegis of Atulya Ganga, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard seeking an appointment. They will also meet Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The proposed walk or ‘parikrama’ envisages circumnavigation of river Ganga from Haridwar-Gomukh to Gangasagar and then back to Haridwar, organisers of the walk said here on Monday.
They are planning to visit two lakh schools situated on the Ganga’s banks and organise over 200 public meetings during the ‘parikrama,’ expected to commence in August this year, to motivate the villagers to take the responsibility towards Ganga and its revival — and in turn save their own future. Along the route, they will map the river on pollution levels and a final report will be submitted to the Prime Minister’s office and concerned Ministry once the ‘parikrama’ ends. This data will be an available year on year — at the same place — so that everyone can check the improvements made — and in turn to fix the accountability ofresources being spent by various stake-holders of the project. The team is calling on people across the river belt, the whole of India and the world at large — to participate in the walk.