Cine star Hema Malini and Vivek Oberoi to take part in the Two day global summit on rejuvenating and protecting the waters of River Ganga at Rishikesh

Eminent Experts, environmentalists, faith leaders, captains of industry, cine stars and representatives from global bodies including United Nations (UN) will be taking part in Two day high level summit titled “You are the Solution” for rejuvenating and protecting the waters of holy river Ganga being organised on banks of Ganga at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh on June 3 & 4, 2017.

The Two day Summit on Hoy River Ganga and Green India is being organised by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) , world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world where every human being has access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene.

Eminent personalities that will be taking pat in the summit include Uttarakhand governor K K Paul, CM Trivender Singh Rawat ,Cine star Hema Malini and Vivek Oberoi, central and various state ministers and spiritual leaders.

“ The experts, spiritual leaders and dignitaries attending the Two day summit will discuss technical and social ways and means for continuous unpolluted flow of holy river Ganga ,the source of water for over 50 crore people— is one of the most threatened rivers in the world. Sadly, like River Ganga, many of our nation’s other water sources are now also drying up as they simultaneously turn black with pollution.” Said Pujya Swami Chidanand Sarswati, co-Founder , Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and President Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh.

“ Global Leaders attending the summit will discuss current challenges being faced by the holy river and suggest ways to protect and maintain aviral (free-flowing) and nirmal (unpolluted) state of river Ganga and find workable solutions to the problems of pollution and obstruction. .The holy river Ganga is the life source of region and also a powerful symbol of cultural and spiritual renewal. “ added Pujya Swami Chidanand Sarswati.

“Now, times are changing and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers have been given rights equivalent to a person by a landmark decision of the Uttarakhand High Court. This means hope for millions of people dependent of Holy River Ganga but there is still much to be done. As our Ganga’s—and our nation’s– waters decline and suffering increases, we know it’s time to do more than talk and this Two day summit will help work towards progressive, life-changing actions. “ said Pujya Swami Chidanand ji.

“The major highlight of the event, which will place a foremost emphasis on rejuvenating and protecting the waters of the Ganga, will commence on the morning of June 3rd with a state-level “You Are The Solution” Summit. It will be followed on the evening of June 3rd with a large live-broadcasted National-level Summit with leaders of India’s major faiths and other foremost dignitaries. The high-level National Summit proceedings will continue throughout the 4th, with an eye towards outcomes that mean change where and when it is needed most.” Said Pujya Swami ji.