JAMMU, Mar 18: Chander Mohan Sharma, senior leader Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), J&K and convenor of Namami Ganga campaign of party appealed to the people of Jammu to observe ensuing Navratri festivals with full regards to the environment protection protocol.
Accompanied by Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, J&K BJP Media in charge and Veena Bakshi, in charge Mahila Wing, Sharma while addressing media persons here, today said on the culmination of the last Navratra, local masses would observe the ritual of the immersion of Saakh Mata (Khetri) in running water streams. He said that after worshiping Matarani with great devotion for nine days, the immersion should have to be observed in equally pious manner, keeping away the non-biodegradable material such as polythene bags and plastic and iron articles in stranded water.
Sharma, who is also the Chairman of Tawi Green Andolan, said the authorities under Smart City have diverted the stream and stopped the flow of water in the manner that devotees would not be able to submerge Saakh in the water.
He appealed the administration and Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to make suitable arrangements for devotees in river Tawi to perform the holy ritual at Tawi Aarti Ghat Bikram Chowk.
Sharma further appealed to JMC and Smart City Ltd. to expedite connecting filthy Nallahs with STPs. He demanded removal of huge building waste material dumped on the basin of river Tawi by the contractor firm who built Multilayer Parking at Panjtirthi.
Observe Saakh immersion in eco-friendly manner: Chander Mohan