Rally For Rivers, the nationwide campaign launched by Isha Foundation is a movement to revive India’s dying rivers has begun crisscrossing across India and will be arriving at Hyderabad this week. Led by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, rally is gaining huge response from people all over India. The campaign started on 3 September 2017 in Coimbatore and is on scheduled on reach Hyderabad on 14 September.
This is a huge campaign which covers 7,000km, 16 states with 23 events in 30 days. Sadhguru stated, “This is not a protest. This is not an agitation. This is a campaign to raise awareness that our rivers are depleting. Everyone who consumes water must Rally For Rivers”. The main mission of this rally is to bring awareness among the government and people about the deplorable state of our rivers and to cover 1km on each side of the river by trees. Forests in lands owned by the government and fruit trees in the lands owned by private parties.
As part of this noble endeavor, around 6,000 people from in and around Hyderabad hit the road in blue and white dresses on 1 September. Although the rally was carried out in a silent mode, it still attracted numerous passersby, who in turn extended their support by giving a missed call to 80009 80009. The rally passed through different localities in the city such as Malakpet, Dilshuknagar, Panjagutta, Nampally, Khairtabad, Begumpet, Hitech City, etc.
Many concerned celebrities from the city turned up at KBR Park to extend their support for ‘Rally for Rivers’. Prominent sportsperson Jwala Gutta said – “Every citizen of our country should work with the government to save our rivers!”
Date: 13.09.2017 | Source: Times of India