First woman to climb Mt Everest, Bachendri Pal takes up the charge of cleaning river Ganga

The great IIT Professor Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand who stood up for a long fast of 112 days for Ganga Campaigner, After the old Swami left for the heavenly abode, another legendary activist has taken up the cause of cleaning the shrine river. The first Indian woman to stand up to take the challenge of doing something really admirable.

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AS per the news agency ANI, Bachendri Pal, Indian mountaineer who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest has taken up the charge along with 40 other people have emerged out to take up the mission of a month-long expedition titled,  ‘Mission Gange’.

The main cause of the expedition is to bring awareness about waste management. Great efforts are being made to rejuvenate the water quality of the river as the river is considered shrine by the devotees. And after such big efforts, the National Mission For Clean Ganga(NMCG) aims to conserve the river because a large number of people live in the coastal region.

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Bachendri Pal also confessed,  "We will raft for 1,500 km and will have halts of three days each in bigger cities. We will clean and spread awareness amongst all especially, the youth and school students."

Its reported that the team will stream over 8 major cities.

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Pal added to her statement, "It has been a great start. People are getting associated with us. Of late, many organizations have joined us in the Mission Gange. So it is a good start and I am very optimistic that this journey will thrive in similar fashion ahead. Things do not change overnight. Things will gradually improve after each individual with a changed mindset joins the campaign and spreads awareness in the country."

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Rajiv Ranjan, Director General of this mission told ANI, "Till now the team had completed 64 projects and they would complete all the projects in Uttarakhand and Jharkhand by March. Ranjan urged other state governments and agencies to keep the momentum of the project alive."

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by Shifa Naz | Mon, Oct 15 - 02:51 PM

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