‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Seva Yatra: Deepawali like atmosphere witnessed in Muar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2017 11:05:29


Staff Reporter,

A committee has been formed in Muar to protect Narmada. Names of committee members were called from the dais and pledge to make Narmada free from pollution was administered to all the members beside citizens

All the houses were decorated with rangolis, cleanliness everywhere; it seems Deepawali festival is close. This was the scene at Muar. The main road was applied with cow dung up till Narmada ghat in this village of Gotegaon Janpad Panchayat of Narsinghpur district. Women placing ‘Kalashs’ over their heads were standing in a queue were eager to welcome the ‘Namami Devi Narmade’ Seva Yatra. This yatra was coming from village Karelikalan.


In the Yatra which was started at the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, messages are being given to encourage organic farming, plantation on both the banks of Narmada River, to quit open defecation, construction of immersion ‘Kunds’ at shores, revival of tributary rivers and water conservation. Use of polythene has been banned completely during the yatra. Also work to fill forms regarding de-addiction is being carried out in the yatra.


A committee has been formed in Muar to protect Narmada. Names of committee members were called from the dais and pledge to make Narmada free from pollution was administered to all the members beside citizens. People were told to undertake fruits plantation in one kilometer radius on both the banks of the River Narmada. Moreover, people were apprised that a sum of Rs 20,000 per annum till 3 years will be given by the State Government.


Jan-Sanvad was held after the Narmadashtak and aarti. Chairman Madhya Pradesh Gou Seva Board Swami Akhileshwaranand, Umacharan Das, MLA Dr Kailash Jatav, President Janpad Panchayat Santosh Dubey, Sadhvi Yoga Maya Teerth, Former MLA Hakam Singh Chadhar, Member Janpad Panchayat Archana Chowksey, District Vice-President BJP Mohan Patel, District Co-ordinator Jan Abhiyan Parishad Jai Narayan Sharma and Prominent citizens were present in the Jan-Sanvad programme.


Cultural programmes were also organised. Teams of local artists also displayed their talents in the programme. Team of Lakhan Kirar glorified Maa Narmada in folk music whereas a team of Shanti Bai presented Bambuliya on the occasion. Also traditional Shaila dance was presented by one of the team on a fascinating song.


A core group consisting of 50 members has been made. Groups consisting of 15 members forming a chain provide security to the citizens on reaching ghat from three sides. The remaining 5 members keep vigil not to let any untoward incident happens.