Pariyavaran Maha Kumbha
On the 11th of May, in the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela- Simhasth kumbh Mahaparv 22nd Apr To 21st May we had a beautiful #Paryavaran (Environmental) #MahaKumbha programme, under the inspiration, vision and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, organized by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , Ganga Action Parivar- Parmarth Niketan Ashram(Rishikesh) at the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp.
The event was blessed by Pujya Acharya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Pujya Shiv Shankar Dasji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and many other saints. The respected dignitaries and speakers were Respected Shri Sunil Ambekarji, National Organising Mantri, ABVP, Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathakji, Founder of Sulabh International, Jack Sim, Chairman of World Toilet Organization, Ambassador Deepak Vohra and many others eminent dignitaries.
The event concluded with a huge Paryavaran procession from the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp to the Parmarth Niketan camp with over 4,000 students and members of the ABVP as well as young children and young adults dressed as sacred rivers, mountains, trees, Lord Shiva and Mother Earth.
It included a mass pledge to protect our sacred rivers from pollution, end open defecation, stop the use of plastic bags and plant thousands of trees alongs the banks of the sacred River #Kshipra to revive and rejuvenate her holy waters so that they may flow, once again, for all to enjoy many more festivals and melas along her banks.