Invite: Launch of Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna Citizen’s Initiative

Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna

Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna, an initiative of The Art of Living which finds full support from Delhi Greens, is a project for making a difference to our city, Delhi-NCR.

River Yamuna is immensely important for the economic, ecological and basic needs of the region and its people. But, over the years, it has become one of the most endangered waterways in India. Numerous attempts have not had much success, and there is confusion about what lies ahead in the future – for the river as well for all of us.

As already notified, the campaign is beginning with an event on March 16, 2010 on the banks of the river, and calls for citizens and leaders from all sectors and areas to come together and participate.

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Date: 16th March, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Purana Qila

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living has already called for every person in the city to come together so as to raise awareness on the status of the river, to inform and alert the Government and concerned agencies and to work with the latter to bring about a difference – in the river quality and also in our lives and daily habits.

Eminent personalities, including those from the concerned departments of the Government would also be present on the occasion. These include, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Smt. Kiran Walia, Shri Kanwar Sain, Shri Ramesh Negi along with a number of stakeholders from corporate houses, culture, art, fashion, media, RWAs, government agencies, NGOs, etc.

Historical map of Delhi showing the Yamuna river
Image © Delhi Greens, 2009 from the ‘Kiski Dilli’ Publication.

This is THE call for a clean, blue Yamuna, and a sustainable urban development for Delhi. All our encouraged to participate.

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

8 thoughts on “Invite: Launch of Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna Citizen’s Initiative

  1. Painting competion was awesome. It was wonderfull seeing 6.5 lac children moving their pencil together for the single cause to demand clean dilli and clean yamuna.

    hats off to alll those who are involved

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  3. PRANAM,
    Sub: A plan to clean and stop pollution in Yamuna within 7 months.
    aims to serve the nation in various ways. You must be aware of the pollution being caused due to the disposal of used flowers and other worship materials in our Holy River Yamuna , and carried by all the rivers of India. Our organization, YFF, has undertaken a project to clean the rivers of INDIA starting with The YAMUNA, which will be starting from Delhi .
    We have devised a 3 Point Programme to help clean YAMUNA RIVER in DELHI.
    A) To stop people from throwing the Ceremonial flowers / Poly bags etc in YAMUNA River.
    B)All things being currently thrown in YAMUNA to be collected & a recycling process to be initiated.
    C) To organize children currently engaged in coin collecting & rag picking and give them employment & education.

    I Gopi Dutt want to draw your attention to problem that Delhi has been facing since as long as 10 yrs now. I am talking about the pollution in Yamuna caused by devotional material, Polybags, Flowers etc. Our govt., different NGOs and now Maharaja Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji have put their best efforts to clean up the river.

    Sri Sri Maharaja Ji is a spiritual guru he has no desire or want for money or fame. From South Africa to America, Iraq to Kashmir people worship him and follow him. Whole world wants to meet him, seem him and Seek his blessings, still he took over the charge to clean the Yamuna in Delhi from various disposed things. Maharaja Sri did the work with his own hands, he tried cleaning up the river by picking up the disposal on his own. He is the first spiritual guru in the world who left popularity and still tried to clean the Life Line of Delhi – The Yamuna. Do you know why? He did this to awaken Delhi. But did we WAKE UP?

    24/4/10 Maharaja Ji finished up his tasks and camps associated with the river and cleaning up river banks. And on 25/4/10 people of Delhi disposed approx. 3,50,000kgs of used hawan samagri, flowers etc. I have some pictures to show this.

    The same way other NGOs, NDTV, the CM of Delhi (Yamuna Mei Jaan Dalo) with various programmes and camps have been trying to clean up the Yamuna but due to lack of a disposal sytempeople still turn to Yamuna for disposing the used materials during pujas into the Yamuna. We need a Disposal System that stops people from throwing these materials in the River. Even though Sri Ravi Shankar Ji tried his best to clean up the river but people still dispose off the samagri and flowers into the river which results that the efforst put in by all the people associated with the cleaning up the River in Vain.

    We all have been trying to clean it up for the past 10 yrs but it hasn’t stopped yet. Does anyone have a plan to stop this that here is no further need to clean n re-clean the river? The problem is that we only create awareness that people should not pollute the river but there are no measures taken to stop this pollution.

    Very soon Delhi is conducting the Common Wealth Games and people from all over the globe are going to travel the city. They talk about Indian Culture which fascinates them, but what are they going to think when they see the flowers used in worshipping God 10 minutes back are in the garbage can or in the river polluting it? What message are we delivering to them? We have to stop this pollution before other nationals start noticing.

    I have researched about the whole polluting issues for the past 7 years; have also noticed it in 22 different states. I have found the cause and the Solution of the problem. During my research I have met CM’s of different states and 162 MP’s and have brought their attention to the issue. I have also met the religious heads of different religions and they have all agreed upon the solution I have now. According to the time limits and need of the hour. They have found my solution to be the best possible way as there is no other option that stops pollution in as soon as 7 months after being implemented.

    In 2006, I met the President APJ Abdul Kalam and the Vice President B.S. Shekhawat and discussed the whole plan with them. The president initiated the project and promised to keep it running believing that this is the only way to save Yamuna.

    I have run the plan in small yet different places to check if what I had researched and concluded can be done practically. Thankfully, it was successful everywhere it was implemented.

    Now I want to implement the whole plan in the region of Delhi so that we can clean Yamuna and stop it from polluting further in future.

    So if you don’t have a plan I have it. I am planning to conduct a 108 days programme called Delhi ki Ganga – Yamuna Mahotsav.
    Fresh Air….
    Fresh Idea….
    Fresh Talent….
    Fresh Energy….
    I need your support Sir.

    Thanking you.
    Kind Regards,
    Gopi Dutt Akash
    President – Youth Fraternity Foundation

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  5. Truly said and nicely put. Perhaps the ever failing contemporary leadership or the self-interest and involvement shown by a large proportion of the masses in the country, the time for change is certainly NOW and TODAY, lest there may not be a good tomorrow.

  6. in this’ RUNNIG RACE’ of which everyone is a part,
    world has moved to ‘AEROPLANE’ from the age of ‘CART’
    but india whose DIGNITY is it’s epoch long CULTURE,
    now is getting perished in the hands of it’s own countrymen,
    YAMUNA is gasping for BREATH, which itself is the reason for other’s breath.

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