New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): The Art of Living volunteers came together on Wednesday to clean the banks and clear the flow of the water of river Yamuna, claiming to be highly inspired by Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
This cleanliness drive is part of a campaign that was mooted and launched by renowned Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to spread awareness and sensitize people on the deteriorating condition of riverYamuna.
Hindus by and large revere every source of water as holy and river Yamuna is one among them.
River Yamuna, once teeming with life, is these days reduced to a garbage dumping spot.
Foul smell emanating from the dark coloured waters, polluted with plastic, cartons, clothes, shoes and other garbage, are all evidence of the ordeal Yamuna has undergone over the years.
The cleanliness drive of the eight Yamuna banks, undertaken by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his organization named The Art of Living in New Delhi is aimed at pressurising the government to act speedily on cleaning up the river.
"All of us have gathered here by inspiration of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with an aim of restoring the purity and cleanliness of River Yamuna. That's why all of us are here to clean the river," said S S Bali, a volunteer from The Art of Living.
According to reports, around 18 major sewage canals empty into the river, depleting it of oxygen.
The pollution levels have risen so much that the authorities here have declared the water unfit for drinking even for animals. (ANI)