Workshop on conservation and restoration of RIVER GANGA “Ganga Gyan Dhara: Samagrah Samvaad” at Parmath Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh on 8th May, 2015 (Friday).
This workshop is being organized by Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
Swachh Bharat Clean up programme at Raiwal railway station on May 9
Eminent environmentalists, academicians, spiritual leaders and students will take part A two day workshop on conservation and restoration of River Ganga ‘Ganga gyan Dhara:Samagrah Samvaad’ at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh on May 8 and 9, 2015.
The workshop is jointly being organised by Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan,Rishikesh and Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi .
“The prime objective of the workshop is to bring together a select group of thought, policy and practice leaders from government, academia and civil society, especially from Uttarakhand. It aims to call inputs from participants on pertinent issues related to the conservation and restoration of the sacred River Ganga and to work out an action and participation plan to sensitize, engage and involve local communities and mobilize the stakeholders. The event shall endeavour to identify the major gaps in Ganga restoration and come up with a way forward to address these issues.” Said Pujya Swami Chidanand Sarswatiji, founder of Ganga Action Parivar and President, Parmarth Niketan.
“Based on the stakeholder’s dialogue the workshop would come up with recommendations and suggestions for bridging the gaps encountered on way of Ganga Rejuvenation. It will also explore strategies, pressing needs and opportunities, as well as identify potential partner institutions, organizations and individuals as well as identify their roles and responsibilities in the vital and crucial task of Ganga Rejuvenation. The workshop will be organized in the form of an interactive roundtable discussion on specific themes around the challenges, opportunities, collaboration, project possibilities and comprehensive action as well as participation plan” said Pujya Swami Chidanand .
“We believe that your experience and insights in these areas will greatly enrich the discussions and contribute towards our common goal of ‘Aviral and Nirmal Ganga’. We would also like to draw from your expertise to enable us to develop an enduring, sustainable and successful path.” He added.
“Under the vision and mission of Swachh Bharat and Namami Gange, a ‘Clean Up’ Programme, on the 9th May from 9am-12pm will be organised at Raiwala Railway Station, engaging hundreds of volunteers and students from the local area as well as members of the IIPA and Ganga Action Parivar.” Said Pujya Swami Chidanand.