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, 2009
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Human chain to save Ganga

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

human chainIn an effort to raise awareness about rising pollution in river Ganga, hundreds of students today formed a seven-kilometre long human chain through the ghats here on the occasion of World Water Day. "The Ganges is highly polluted and we are making full efforts to create awareness about it," said Sardar Fakruddin, one of the participants in the event. A number of citizens, students and members of various institutions participated in the event organised for the fourth consecutive time by an NGO Sankat Mochan Foundation, working for the conservation of river Ganga. A rally was also organised on the occasion where SP MLA Ajay Rai, BJP MLA Shyam Dev Roy Chowdhary and social activists took a pledge to save Ganga.