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Uttarakhand Govt. and HNB Garhwal University join hands to clean Ganga

by Abhay Aswal
Sep 13, 2017

Under the PM Modi’s Nmami Gange project, the government of Uttarakhand and officials at Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to share responsibility in an effort to clean the river Ganga. The MoU was signed by Namami Gange project director Raghav Langer and the registrar of the University in the presence of its vice-chancellor Jawahar Kaul and the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

A large number of youth, teachers and various youth organisations like National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) will now be involved in a big way in the ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign. As part of the public awareness campaign, a number of awareness programmes would be organised by the students.

– Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand CM

This nexus between the government and the university will allow hundreds of students to participate in cleaning the Ganga as well as raising awareness among the locals regarding the importance of keeping rivers and its tributaries clean. Students will organize street plays and awareness rallies under the programme. A workshop would be organised on the Chauras campus of HNB Garhwal (Central) University on 13 September. These workshops will also be conducted for students, teachers and scientists which would mark the beginning of public awareness campaign.

Inputs from Hindustan Times.

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