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Rally for Rivers enters Rajasthan

Tabeenah Anjum, Jaipur, DH News Service, Sep 28 2017, 19:49 IST
The rally took a pause for a public ceremony scheduled at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jaipur on Thursday. Both Sadguru and Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje flagged it off. DH photo

The rally took a pause for a public ceremony scheduled at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jaipur on Thursday. Both Sadguru and Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje flagged it off. DH photo

“Rally for Rivers”, spearheaded by spiritual leader Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev entered Rajasthan and received a colourful welcome in Jaipur.

The rally took a pause for a public ceremony scheduled at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jaipur on Thursday. Both Sadguruand Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje flagged it off.

Raje said, "We are dedicated to the cause of rivers and through Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan and the ongoing Dravyavati riverfront project at Jaipur is a sparkling example of the state’s determination for restoring its natural water bodies and rivers." Raje said, informing Sadhguru about thefour-year water conservation program for 21,000 villages.

Earlier Sadhguru wearing a red bandhej, a traditional Rajasthani turban said, "I urge the people of Rajasthan to join their government in their remarkable efforts to preserve the water resources of Rajasthan".

To compliment his Rajasthani attire, he tweeted, “Be a Rajasthani when in Rajasthan, not a Raja but a Rajasthani."

Apart from Raje, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Rajendra Singh Rathore; Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur; Chairperson of River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, Shriram Vedire participated in a large-scale public awareness event at the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center organised by Isha Foundation.

The spiritual leader is driving himself all the way from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and crossed several cities and states to reach Jaipur. The 30-day rally will conclude on October 2 in New Delhi.

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