Saturday, March 6, 2021

Oz volunteers support Rally for Rivers

They were there to commemorate and support the campaign Rally for Rivers in India, and to acknowledge their foundation’s tireless efforts towards revitalising the rivers of India.

Reading Time: 2 minutes
On Sunday 8 October, a group of volunteers from Isha Foundation gathered along the banks of the Swan river in Perth.
They were there to commemorate and support the campaign Rally for Rivers in India, and to acknowledge their foundation’s tireless efforts towards revitalising the rivers of India.
Indian rivers are depleting rapidly. A 650-page draft policy recommendation was presented by Sadhguru, Founder of the Isha Foundation, to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 Oct. It suggests that one very simple yet effective means to replenish our rivers, is to create a kilometre-wide tree cover on riversides (and half a kilometre for tributaries). Sadghuru made the presentation to the PM after personally driving over 9000 kms from Kanyakumari to New Delhi through 16 states.
This unprecedented campaign has brought together not only several state governments but has also received support from sports personalities, artists and famous personalities across India and overseas.
Hundreds of thousands of people showed up on the rally route. It’s time now to raise awareness of this incredible national movement among Australian Indians.
The national movement in India is calling for 30 crore missed calls to +91 80009 80009. It is hoped that 30 crore missed calls will be recorded by 31 Oct.
The Perth event was graced by the presence of the Consulate General of India, Mr. Amit Mishra, the president of ISWA, Mr. Ramkrishna Bansal and Rajyashree Malaviya from the Hindi Samaj.
Mr. Amit Mishra applauded this campaign and said “Please be a part of this campaign and give a missed call to 8000980009. Let us rejuvenate the rivers together!”
Mr. Bansal was very happy to support this campaign and said “I appeal to everyone to give a missed call and help the cause.”
You too can show your support by calling +91 80009 80009 and giving a missed call. Every call counts!
~ Darshee Kanagalingam

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Latest News

Guess The Song rj ekta

LISTEN: Will you be the one to correctly guess this tune?

  Are you good with guessing tunes? Keen ear for rhythm and beats? RJ Ekta might've been able to stump you with this one. She recently...
Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah twitter thread

Women, what would you tell your school age self?

  Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, Monash University's Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah was asked to speak at a girl's school. The inspiring academic,...
women empowerment

WATCH: Hindi poem about women empowerment

  Ever have those days where nothing is going your way? You feel demotivated and wonder, "what's the point?". The last couple of weeks in Australia...
march 2021 shows and movies

Indian shows and movies to watch in March 2021

  Bombay Begums (Netflix) After the award-winning Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016), director Alankrita Shrivastava is back with another empowering series about women. Set in urban...

Japanese billionaire seeks eight artists for free Moon ride

  Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free ride to the Moon on a SpaceX Starship rocket sometime...