Swami Calls for “Clean and Green” MahaKumbha Mela

ALLAHABAD, August,2012 (Times of India):”Clean and Green” should be the buzzword for the Mahakumbha Mela slated to be held in January next year and our topmost priority should be to undertake a massive sapling plantation drive combined with effective garbage disposal and provision of clean toilets, said Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, during the course of his daylong visit here on Wednesday.

He informed that collective efforts have bore fruit at places like Rishikesh where the level of pollution has come down drastically, and now it is the turn of Allahabad. With an aim to develop the Kumbh Mela area, eco-friendly, the Swami said that “We have submitted a proposal to the district authorities requesting sanctioning of a piece of land in Mela area which in turn would be developed as “Kumbh Smriti Van” where devotees coming across the globe would plant saplings. This would also go to a large extent in checking environmental pollution in the area.”

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