Appealing for curbing water pollution and conserving the rivers and rivulets, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi said that blend of our mythology and science is very essential for the sustenance of life.
Governor Mukhi attended the Brahmaputra Pushkar & Sanskritik Mahotsav in Guwahati on November 9th, 2019. “It is a great occasion to showcase our earnest gratitude to the life-giving a prosperity of the Brahmaputra,” said Governor Mukhi
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that what was worshipped in the mythology has great relevance to modern science. “Everyone should conserve water and make a conscious effort to harvest water. It should be a moral responsibility to stop wastage and pollution of water and conscious effort should be made towards maintaining the purity of water,” he added.
Stating that the Centre has introduced Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure Har Ghar Jal to all households, Governor Mukhi said, “Conservation of water bodies, rivers and rivulets is our priority. Central and State governments are also taking many initiatives to generate awareness especially among the school children.”
The Governor stated that through the festival, a broad canvas has been presented to pay odes to the numerous teeming ethnic cultures originated along the mighty Brahmaputra and its 121 tributaries.
“Our sole intention is to help the growing children to become responsible citizens in future and who in turn can promote the judicious use of water. This ideal blend of our mythology and science is very essential for the sustenance of life. In view of this, we all have to take a larger responsibility for presenting an ideal atmosphere for the future generation,” he further added.
He also believed that this festival will showcase the state as one of the epicentres of cultural and spiritual tourism.
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