Guwahati: Public Meeting to be Organised on World Rivers Day
Save Bharalu was formed with the idea of protecting the river from any further deterioration and working towards improving its conditions.
GUWAHATI: World Rivers Day is organised on the fourth Sunday of September every year to highlight the importance of river systems across the world. Save Bharalu have announced that they will be organising a public event on the day to increase awareness about the need for the Bharalu River.
Save Bharalu was formed with the idea of protecting the river from any further deterioration and working towards improving its conditions. Addressing a press meet, they mentioned that they are undertaking an initiative to organise a public meeting on the day which will be attended by experts of the field, members of various NGOs, students, educationalists and eminent members of the society. The event will be inaugurated by eminent environmental scientist Ababi Kumar Bhagabati. Dr Amarjyoti Chodhury and Naresh Kalita will also attend this event.
They also highlighted that because of the negligence of the local people and inaction of the authorities, the river which was once vibrant with lifeforms has now been reduced to a mere sewage channel and has been dumping poisonous materials into the Brahmaputra. Because of this, the groundwater of the city is also getting polluted and it has been raising concerns among the citizens.
As a part of their initiative to spread awareness regarding the need to protect the Bharalu River, an awareness event was organised in the Fatashil Sishu Vidyapith ME School. The Bharalu River is an important waterway for Guwahati city, but over the years, neglect and lack of regulations have led to complete damage to the natural waterway. With the aim to make the people of the city aware of the importance of this river and the need to protect it from any further damage, the Save Bharalu Abhiyan organises a host of events from time to time. These include talks, cycling sessions, competitions and expert interactions.