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Indian diaspora’s help sought for cleaning up river Ganga

Jan 09, 2015

The Indian water resources minister called upon the Indian Diaspora to participate in the ‘Namo Ganga’ Project.

New Delhi: Speaking at the plenary session of the Pravasi Bharati Divas, Uma Bharati, India’s Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, said that the Government has adopted a concerted plan of action to clean River Ganga and make it a symbol of Indian civilization.

She said Ganga is linked to the lives of the people and it is an inseparable part of the Indian ethos and culture. The minister called upon the Indian diaspora to adopt a village on the banks of Ganga and pay their respects to the Holy River and the Holy land. This will create a connect between the people staying abroad with their kith and kin back home.

Bharati said river Ganga not only has an emotional connect but gives livelihood to lakhs of people. The helping hand of the Indian diaspora will help their brothers and sisters in India to lead a better life she added. She said under the leadership of the Prime Minister, India will become a world leader.

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