‘Historic Narmada Yatra has become public movement with support of Jabalpurians’Staff Reporter

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Apr 2017 10:36:44


“JABALPUR is playing a key role in success of Namami Devi Narmade Narmada Seva Yatra. The historic religious procession has become a grand public movement with enthusiastic participation of residents in Jabalpur. Now, residents should come forward to make the plantation campaign a grand success for materialising the theme of this campaign and registering their presence during visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Amarkantak on May 15,” said Forest Minister and In-charge of Narmada Seva Yatra Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar. Dr Shejwar was addressing a meeting of Narmada Seva Mission at Tarang auditorium on Thursday. 

The meeting was organised to encourage non-government organisations, social organisations and public representatives to achieve target of ensuring participation of 50,000 persons from Jabalpur in a grand Jan Samvad programme of Narmada Seva Yatra in Amarkantak.


Addressing the meeting, Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar informed that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had initiated the campaign Narmada Seva Yatra with an aim to ensure protection of river Narmada from pollution which has now given recognition by social organisations, several religious saints, subject experts and renowned personalities across the world as biggest public movement for protection of river and eradicating social evil. Several senior public representatives from Central and State governments participated in the Yatra and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving to participate in the public movement.


Speaking on the occasion, senior saint Akhileshwaranand Giri informed about religious, environmental and scientific significance of Narmada Seva Yatra and termed it as ideological revolution. BJP State Organisational Secretary Vishnu Datt Sharma said that Narmada Seva Yatra is not limited in State and nation but it has become world’s biggest public movement with participation of people from every section of the society. Representatives from every religion and political parties are enthusiastically participating in the campaign.


The campaign was started materialising its motive as residents started separate campaigns for protection of rivers in Vidisha, Chambal, Maihar and other cities. He made an appeal to the residents to register their participation in grand plantation of 6 crores saplings at banks of Narmada. Earlier, Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary informed about three motives of meeting including micro planning and selection of plantation sites, preparing work plan for protection of rivers Hiran, Gaur and Pariyat to check pollution, ensure utmost participation of residents from Jabalpur in PM’s Jan Samvad in Amarkantak.


During the meeting, Minister of State for Public Health and Family Welfare, Sharad Jain, Narmada Seva Yatra, Convenor, Dr Jitendra Jamdar, MLA, Anchal Sonkar, MLA, Ashok Rohani, MLA, Pratibha Singh, MLA, Nandini Maravi, Mining Development Corporation, Chairman, Shiv Choubey, BJP city president, G S Thakur, Rural President, Shiv Patel, Additional Chief Secretary, Deepak Khandekar and Superintendent of Police, Dr Mahendra Singh Sikarwar were specially present.