Devbhoomi Uttarakhand welcomes you on the auspicious start of the Char-Dham Yatra. This also marks the beginning of the Nirmal Ganga-Sparsh Ganga programme.
Considered to be the most holy pilgrimage in India, the Char-Dham includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Sri Kedarnathji and Sri Badrinathji. Hindu religion places the Char Dham to be the most sacred of places and even the ancient scriptures mention them as ‘Kedarkhand’. The Char dham yatra must always be visited from left to right – beginning at Yamunotri, going on to Gangotri, then Kedarnath and finally ending at Badrinath.
Along with the beginning of Char-Dham Yatra, Uttarakhand Govt is starting a ‘Normal Ganga-Sparsh Ganga’ program to clean the Holy Ganga river of pollution. This program will begin at origin of Ganga at Gangotri on 17th May 2010. Through this program, the Govt aims to fulfill the much needed task of cleansing the polluted river. It aims to follow these commitments:
- We will not dispose plastic into the Ganga
- We will not dispose bottles into the Ganga
- We will not use soaps or detergents on the river bank
- We will not dispose chemical wastes into the Ganga
- We will not dispose garbage into the Ganga
- We will not drain our sewer pipes into the Gnaga
- We will keep the Pollution Control Board updated
- We will do afforestation on the banks fo the Ganga
- We will create public awareness in this regard
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