Himalaya Day: Pledge by 2000 Girls to Protect Himalayas
More than two thousand young girls were inspired to pledge for the conservation of the Himalayas on the auspicious occasion of World Himalaya Day at the Government Girls Inter-college, Rishikesh. Pujya Swamiji shared that the River Ganga’s preservation and protection is crucial and fundamental to the conservation of the Himalayas.
He also shared with the students about GIWA, DSF and GAP’s commitment to the 3G (Gau, Ganga, Gauri) Programme, serving to bring stray cows of the streets into Gaushalas, restoring the banks of Mother Ganga and Her tributaries as well as preservation of the divine feminine through women’s empowerment programmes.
He encouraged the students to plant and grow at least one tree in their communities in honour of their pledge to protect the Himalayas. Pujya Swamiji also pledged GIWA, DSF and GAP’s full support to build adequate sanitation facilities, a bio-digester toilet complex, for the girls on the school campus.
On this occasion, SDM Rishikesh Shri Santosh Kumar Panday expressed his appreciation of the service projects that are flourishing and thriving under Pujya Swamiji’s leadership atParmarth Niketan. He said that Rishikesh administration will support the 3G Programme. He thanked the public for cooperating in making a ‘Polythene-Free Rishikesh,’ emphasizing that no program can succeed without public support. He also shared that under the Harela Program (Green Drive), started by Hon’ble CM Harish Rawatji, 2500 trees had been planted.