Chennai: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday said
it would oppose any attempt to build dams on the Ganga between
Gangotri and Ganga Sagar.
"Ganga`s flow should be uninterrupted. We oppose any type
of dam between Gangotri and Ganga Sagar. (We also oppose) any
type of pollution in Ganga, such as effluents from
industries," VHP International General Secretary Pravin
Togadia told reporters here.
He claimed that sustained opposition by VHP against
attempts to pollute the river has improved the situation.
Togadia also introduced a calendar on Kashi city
(Varanasi), titled `Goddesses of Kashi`.
He said a total of one lakh copies of the calendar,
brought out by the `Explore Kashi` movement of which Togadia
is a part of, have been sent to district offices of VHP from
where people could collect it free of cost.
"It is a unique project to bring Kashi to every home of a
Hindu. Not everyone can go to Kashi, but they can have 26
Goddesses in their homes (in the form of this calendar)," he
Togadia also said VHP would help "anybody who wants to
explore Kashi. We can provide them guidance (by deputing a
VHP worker to help them explore the city) and arrange staying
arrangements free of cost if necessary."