National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will be observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on today at 12 locations, namely- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar ( Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag.
The event would also be organized at more than 30 other locations through Ganga Vichaar Manch, local NGOs and volunteer support.
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti would attend the events at Vidhur Kuti , Srinagar and Devprayag.
The objective of the Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas is to spread awareness and evoke active involvement of the masses through Ganga Swachhta Sankalp (Pledge) reiterating their commitment to Swachh Ganga through a series of events like Swachhta sandesh rally, Shram daan, plantation, Swachhta sankalp etc. to develop a sense of pride and ownership among citizens to engender support for Namami Gange programme. -KK, MR – (AGENCIES)