Activists to walk for 'Clean Ganges' Mission, support fast-unto-death of monks On 28th April, 2019, based on the demand of a free-flowin...

Activists to walk for 'Clean Ganges' Mission, support fast-unto-death of monks On 28th April, 2019, based on the demand of a free-flowing and clean the Ganges, also to support the 27-year-old young monk, Swami Atmabodhananda, who is on hunger strike for last 184 days (as of on 25th April 2019), a walk is going to take place from Bagbazar Ghat on 8 a.m. No governmental entity or political party has shown any kind of support or attention to the demands, manifested by this young monk. He is determined to stop drinking water from 27th April onwards. Needless to say, that this is high time to recognize the importance of the issues of sand mining and deforestation around the river banks of Ganges and support him, otherwise it will be too late. "Commoners should be more aware of recent threats to the environment and join the walk. Unless and until the mass will be aware, no political or governmental or media will give importance to the issue.", said Rahul Deb Biswas, one of the organizers. Parallelly, to extend their support to Matri Sadan Ashram, Organizations like "The Green Walk" and "Save River, Save Life" have decided to join hands and come together for a rally from Bagbazar Ghat to Babughat on 28th April. They also have lined up a gathering at Barackpore railway station on 27th April. They also said to have planned a demonstration at Espalanade later in the day. "We wholeheartedly invite everyone to come and join us at the river bank of Baghbazar, help us strengthen our protest so that the present government get an alarm to clean our river as acceded before.", adds another organizer. Also Read: Nature activists campaign against hill demolition, threatened by local goons in Purulia If the Ganges gets to flow continuously without any obstructions, only then it would be able to clean itself without any obligation for more monetary investments to clean the Ganges. There are lots of dams and canals in the route of the Ganges in the states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; that is principally dependent upon the Ganges as their major source of water. As a result, the amount of water in the holy Ganges is reducing at a distressing rate. At Farrakka, only 10% of the water comes from the river. The main reasons are said to be the ruthless usage of Ganges water for industries, irrigation, also for personal use. Moreover, there are lots of excavations going on in the way of the Ganges, which are affecting the largest river in India. Cutting trees from the banks of Ganges are causing the breakdown of banks. Not only Glaciers but also the rain is another important source of water for the Ganges and as per as the common knowledge, rain is directly influenced by trees. Swami Atmabodhananda is on the hunger strike to show his concern for the Ganges with a plea to stop polluting the Ganges and make ways for the river for a free-flow. "Monk Atmabodhananda, has gone on hunger strike since 24th October last year in 2018 to catalyze the promise made by the Indian Government to rejuvenate the river Ganges which has been extremely contaminated with dirt and treacherous substances at length. "We are extending our support by fasting as much as we can at different organizations of West Bengal such as Barrackpore, Sodepur, Ranaghat, Halishahar and many others", says Mr. Kallol Roy. FULL ARTICLE