SEMINAR ON “SAVE THE RIVERS”
On 3rd August, a seminar on “Save the Rivers” was organized by the ISHA foundation which is a non-profit, spiritual organization founded in 1992 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in continuation with their campaign “Rally For Rivers”.
Why this is started?
India has essentially grown along the banks of major rivers. Our ancient civilizations were born along the waters, and they perished when the rivers shifted course. For many millennia, we maintained the sanctity of this relationship. But in the last few decades, due to the pressures of population and development, our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal.
Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. The Ganga and Indus are two of the world’s most endangered rivers, according to WWF. The Narmada, Krishna and Kaveri do not reach the sea four months of the year. Water levels in almost every major river have declined severely.
If we do not act now to reverse the serious decline of these lifelines, the next generation will pay a very heavy price. Isha Foundation is proposing a comprehensive river rejuvenation plan to reverse this decline and revive our rivers.
How can our Student Teachers save our Rivers?
The purpose of this seminar is to spread this awareness through our student teachers (which are the future teachers of our nation) and inculcate the need to Protect the Environment to our next generation.