Ascetics highlight Yamuna pollution to President
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh): More than 100 Vaishnavite ascetics from Maharashtra have requested President Pratibha Patil to help save the Yamuna river from pollution.
In a memorandum submitted to the President, whom they met at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday, the delegation members said from Tajewala to Agra, the Yamuna is almost dead due to pollutants.
Braj Life Line convener told mediapersons in Mathura that the President was distressed and expressed concern after listening to the pain and anguish of the Vaishanavites from Amravati in Maharashtra.
The meeting was arranged the President`s husband, Devisingh Patil, who is a trustee of the Pushtiyamargiya temple of the Vaishanavites in Amravati.
Saints, ascetics and Yamuna bhakts of the Braj mandal area have begun a long march to solicit support for the Save Yamuna movement. It started from Sangam in Allahabad on March 2. They are scheduled to reach Fatehpur district on Tuesday and will end their march in Delhi mid-April.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured