Saturday, October 3, 2009

Holy men cleaning river Ganges for Ardha Kumbha mela next year

Thanks to Ganges Committee. Hundreds of holy men of Ganges Committee. local residents, and pilgrims are cleaning the river Ganges of garbage and silt in Haridwar.

The flow of the river into the town has been stopped for little over two weeks for cleaning ahead of the 'Ardha Kumbha', a huge congregation of Hindus, to be held early next year in the town.

"Ganges Committee members, volunteers and seers start the cleaning drive of the river after the Ganges canal is closed for some time annually. We are removing clothes, wood, iron and glass pieces from the river, thrown by people into the Ganges unknowingly. We have started the cleaning drive so that the pilgrims coming here find the river Ganges clean," said Ram Kumar Mishra, president, Ganges Committee.


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