Army rowing expedition spreads message to keep Ganges clean

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Chandigarh, June 10 (UNI) Spreading the 'clean Ganges' message, the rowing expedition of the Indian army undertaken from Hardwar to Farakka Barrage in West Bengal came to and end yesterday.

The Engineer Regiment of the Golden Key Division undertook this expedition along the Ganges with the message, 'pollution free Ganges' amongst the population along the course. The members of the expedition also undertook the task of cleaning the river wherever it was necessary.

The group comprising two officers and 14 personnel below officer rank covered the 1700 km stretch of the river in 54 days.

The aim of the expedition was also to inculcate a spirit of adventure amongst the participants, acquire professional expertise to operate in riverine terrain and hone their rowing skills.

The members also interacted with ex-servicemen settled along the banks, explored the flora and fauna found along the course of the river and visited the numerous religious places.

The expedition was launched by General Officer Commanding, Golden Key Division from Haridwar on April 14.

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