“Save the drying rivers” chants Sadhguru and Puducherry CM Narayanaswamy at the ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign today
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 07-Sep-2017
Puducherry, 7 September: Water is a precious but dwindling resource for India. The water availability in parts of India is turning into a precarious situation day by day. In a result to create an awareness to save the drying rivers, spiritual guru Sadhguru along with Chief Minister of Puducherry Thiru V. Naryanaswamy will raise their voice in the rally. Today is the main rally in Puducherry’s Gandhi Thidal.
Sadhguru will address a gathering along with the CM in presence of college students, businessmen and soldiers from Border Security Force. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Central Reserve Police Force and Indian Railways have also shown interest and are supporting the campaign.
The rally is covering 16 States, and 23 events have been scheduled in major cities, traversing 7,000 km across India. The rally will culminate in New Delhi on October 2.
Chief Ministers of all the 16 through which the rally is to progress have confirmed their participation and expressed their support for the project. The rally had covered major towns and cities in Tamil Nadu including Coimbatore, Kanyakumari and Madurai, and will cover Trichy, Puducherry and Chennai in the next league.
In 2009, McKinsey published a report on global water which said that India would be able to meet only half of its water demand by 2030. Keeping the serious concern in mind, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has launched a ‘Rally for Rivers’ initiative in an effort to rejuvenate the rivers in the country. Various public figures including cricketers like Mithali Raj and Virendra Sehwag have extended their support to the rally. It is very important to raise the concern and save the country’s water bodies.