Jalandhar, Punjab: Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev today appealed to environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal to come forward to help make Ganga and Yamuna rivers pollution-free. Baba Ramdev had come to meet Seechewal at Nirmal Kutiya in Sultanpur Lodhi here and praised the environemtalist’s efforts to keep the Holy Bein – a sacred rivulet associated with the first Sikh Guru – clean and for setting an example for the coming generations.
Baba Ramdev laid stress on efforts to clean the scared rivers of the country, all of which have been polluted and exhorted Seechewal to initiate efforts in the conservation of rivers. The environmentalist took the Yoga Guru on a tour of the Bein on a motorboat and the two also participated in a holy religious ceremony being held at Nirmal Kutiya on the occasion of the New Year celebrations. While Baba Ramdev also stopped at Shekhupur, Hussain and Kaourthala, the Bein was his final stop on a tour to promote BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
The formerly choked Kali Bein was revived owing to his efforts when his movement to clean it saw villagers on both sides of the Bein become involved in his initiative to save the Bein. His efforts for the once-endangered Kali Bein, while winning accolades for him from former President APJ Abdul Kalam who also visited the Kali Bein, also put him on the global map of people involved in environment conservation worldwide.
Source: The Tribune