Team of Bihar connect gathered on 10th of June 2018 to clean the kalighat Patna . leaded by Mr. Prabhakar Alok (Founder of DigiwaleBabu, DigitalGurucool and My22yards) and supported by Shivam (Founder of Patna on my Plate), Prince, Abhishek, Neil Roy (Blogger at Social Mela), Ravi, Saurav Kumar (Founder of QuickLift), Shyamli, Altaf Reza, Raushan, Gulshan Maurya (Founder of Maurya Photography), Dheeraj, Prashant Bharti runs @B4Deo( Online blood point) etc. where these members help in Ganga river cleaning project and they took out a huge amount of garbage waste thrown by the devotes on the bank of the river.
This Team is inspired from Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) (or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission that aims to clean up the streets, roads, and infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns, Ganges water, and rural areas.
It’s pity to watch Ganga in this position today as Ganges water is one the most important rivers in India. It is also referred to as the lifeline of north Indians and spiritually associated with the Hindus.
The Ganga is a holy river
The Ganga is a holy river. It is the symbol of India’s spiritual heritage. It represents the 5,000-year-old civilization of India. It signifies the synthesis of different religions, races and castes. It sustains nearly one-third of the country’s population. The ganges water is believed to contain miraculous properties of purifying the soul and healing the body. It is preserved for a long time.
Though the ganges water is regarded as a holy river, it is not free from pollution. As many as 27 large cities and 300 industrial units let their untreated wastes into the ganges water. Since a large number of pilgrims bathe in the ganges water and use its water for drinking purposes, they become prone to water-borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, jaundice etc.
A survey recently conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board has shown that there are six major points on the 2500 km course of the Ganga from Gangotri to the sea, where its water is polluted. The most heavily polluted spots are Kanpur and Calcutta. Somewhat less heavily polluted areas are Varanasi and Kannauj, and still less polluted are Allahabad and Patna.
Rising pollution at this alarming rate forced the members of BIHAR CONNECT to move to the ghats and and clean it individually.
While cleaning the ghats we removed a huge amount of plastic waste products and non-biodegradable materials which are extremely harmful for the aquatic ecosystem. The team also focused on awareness program leaded by Mr. Prabhakar Alok (Founder of DigiwaleBabu and My22yards) and supported by Shivam (Founder of Patna on my Plate), Prince, Abhishek, Neil Roy (Blogger at Social Mela), Ravi, Saurav Kumar (Founder of QuickLift), Shyamli, Altaf reza, Raushan, Gulshan Maurya (Founder of Maurya Photography), Dheeraj, Prashant Bharti runs @B4Deo( Online blood point) etc. along the ghat and successfully motivated many devotees not to throw waste materials in the river.