CM Chhattisgarh inspires pledge during Ganga Aarti
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh came to Parmarth Niketan with his family to do the divine Ganga Aarti and met with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. Pujya Swamiji shared with him about the ongoing three day Ganga Dussehra celebrations and they joined together to lead the pledge for ending pollution to our rivers, ending open defecation and planting trees during the Ganga Aarti.
Inspired by the ceremony, Dr. Raman Singhji shared that the state of Chhattisgarh planned to plant 100 million trees this monsoon. Pujya Swamiji lauded the efforts of the state to make villages open defecation free and encouraged the whole state to become completely ODF.
During the beautiful Aarti ceremony, they honoured several local NGOs, organization and individuals working for environmental protection and Ganga Rejuvenation. Pujya Swamiji also blessed his daughter in law, Aishwariya, whose birthday also was coincidentally on the same day, with a green plant for a green birthday. Sadhvi Bhagawatiji later gave her some organic quinoa from the Parmarth organic farm as a symbol to the families commitment and dedication to leading sustainable lives and for being dedicated to the welfare of all. Thereafter, they had detailed discussion how to make the state of Chhattisgarh a model state and an inspiration for the nation.