Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna: Save our river

Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna is an initiative to save the river Yamuna. Delhi is located on the banks of Yamuna river and it is a major part of the Delhi city but the river water is getting polluted. Everyday more than 3.6 billion tonnes of sewerage is dumped untreated into the river. Yamuna provides more than 60% of the water used by people in Delhi. Numerous attempts have been made previously but they were not very successful.

Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna is initiated by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living. It started on March 16 2010. It started on the banks of the river. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar asked all the citizens to come together and raise awareness and alert the government. At the event major personalities of the government including Shri Jairam Ramesh, Smt. Kiran Walia, Shri Kanwar Sain, Shri Ramesh Negi were present at the event. Starting from the river Yamuna, over the next few weeks the campaign would cover Delhi NCR within September 2010.

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