Speakers shed light on Gen-next role in fighting river pollution

Published: 05th August 2016 05:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2016 05:20 AM   |  A+A-


VIJAYAWADA:  Joint Commissioner of Police, V Hari Kumar called upon the students to extend their support in making Krishna Pushkarams a memorable event for the pilgrims.

Participating as chief guest at the inaugural session of the National Seminar on ‘Rivers and their Prominence-Environment Awareness’ organised by Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala here, on Thursday, Hari Kumar said that students and non-Governmental voluntary agencies could do a lot in clearing traffic congestions, guiding pilgrims reach their destinations during the river festival. He also said only a responsible citizen could initiate creative steps to educate society on the need to keep our environment clean, conserve the river systems and fight against pollution and excessive exploitation of the river resources.

Speaking on the occasion, Vyakansa Agama Parishat, Tirupati, President Vedantham Rajagopal Chakravarthy said that Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Indra and other Gods are said to be present here during the Pushkarams and hence, bathing in the Krishna River during these 12 days is considered equivalent to bathing in all the holy waters in India. Apart from that, giving alms to the poor and performing homam and last rites to ancestors during the festival is believed to do one immense good,” he said.

Other speakers at the seminar expressed deep concern over the indifferent attitude of the local bodies towards initiating effective steps to protect the rivers. The seminar called upon the Government as well as the local self-Governments to take immediate steps for rain water harvesting and abatement of pollution in the rivers.

It also stressed the need to protect small streams leading to various rivers by initiating a fool-proof watershed development schemes in different parts of the State.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp