Rajendra Singh, an acclaimed environmentalist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee, has supported the fast-unto-death agitation of Matri Sadan ashram seer Swami Shivanand Saraswati for saving the Ganges, Yamuna and its sub-tributaries from air pollution and associated man-made ecological disasters.
Observing a day-long quick at his residence in Alwar, Rajasthan; Singh, the waterman of India, urged the general public to watch the same non-violent protest to increase their assist to the seer’s agitation.
“Help is pouring in from throughout the nation. On Monday, folks from all walks of life noticed the quick. I urge the federal government to deal with this essential situation on a precedence foundation and meet the calls for raised by the revered Matri Sadan saint,” mentioned Singh.
Earlier in January, Singh had organised a two-day Ganga Atmosphere Conservation conference at Matri Sadan below the aegis of Tarun Bharat Sangh.
“We regard the Ganges as a deity and mom. We have to protect the river’s sanctity, purity, unhindered circulation, and ecology. The rise in pollution, haphazard building of hydropower initiatives, operation of stone crushers, largescale quarrying and detached angle of the federal government doesn’t augur effectively for the Ganges,” Singh had mentioned.
Swami Shivanand Saraswati, the founding father of Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar, is on an indefinite quick since August 3.
The seer has demanded the scrapping of all hydropower initiatives on the Ganges, Yamuna and its sub-tributaries, prohibition on quarrying on the rivers’ mattress, enactment of the Ganga Act, and the inclusion of environmental activists in its drafting panel, amongst others.