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19th Feb, 2016

Swami Chidananda Saraswati discusses cause with mela authorities

Ujjain : Green Simhastha initiative seems to be climbing ahead as on Wednesday Swami Chidananda Saraswati president of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh discussed with the Simhastha mela authorities to make the large congregation environmental friendly.

The seer in his discussion with the authorities discussed about the possibilities of Simhastha mela and how it could be used as a vast stage to enlighten masses over issues of deteriorating environment and other social evils. Chairman Central Simhastha Fair Organising Committee Makhan Singh welcomed the seer to meeting and provided introductory speech. Chidananda said Simhastha mela is summary of our cosmic culture and we need to utilise this. This is a stage which can never be organised… measures need to be taken to utilise the congregation to positive use. Every appointed staff must try to impart feeling of attachment to the visitor, which will change his feelings about the city. He said deterioration of forest has become a global problem and planned awareness campaign is certainly going to awake masses.

He said his foundation will also help develop green corridor along the Kshipra stretch. His aim is to enlighten the masses of about rich culture of Sanatan Dharma and save our environment, for which Simhastha mela needs to become platform of delivering message of saving natural assets. Swami said once we are able to do so, the whole scenario will be changed. The seer pressed to remove the practice of open defecation, over which Collector Kavindra Kiyawat informed that measures have already been taken. Chidananda foundation will organise awareness campaign, laser shows, documentaries, themed parades, cultural activities, promoting Kshipra aarti and educational training hubs as measures of awareness. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) of which Chidananda is cofounder will also provide services in Simhastha mela. Administrative officers pressed in mela duties were present during the discussion. Mela officer Avinash Lavania thanked the seer for his orientation.

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