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Posted on Dec 07, 02:28PM | UNI
A delegation of holy men, led by Swami Mukteshwaranand, chief coordinator of the Ganga Sewa Abhiyan, met Uttarakhand Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi at Raj Bhavan here today and submitted a memorandum drawing attention to the need for protecting Ganga, Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and Mandakini.
The delegation requested the Governor to direct the state government to take measures to protect the Ganga in its natural form for posterity.
The Swami expressed concern at the damage being caused to the purity and free flow of the holy river due to various activities in the name of development.
He said massive dams and large scale mining were causing pollution and degrading the quality of sacred 'Gangajal'.
The Governor shared their concern, saying Ganga was a life giving river and all efforts would be made, with the cooperation of the saints and the public, to preserve its purity.