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