Hyderabad: To support Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s nationwide campaign, ‘Rally for Rivers’, residents of the city are urged to wear blue coloured clothes on September 1. A rally also will be conducted in the city. Citizens are advised to wear the blue colour in schools, offices, colleges, and other public places. To save rivers and to bring more awareness about them, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation, has launched the nationwide campaign in collaboration with the Union ministry of environment and climate affairs.
The Sadhguru will lead the campaign by driving a four-wheeler, covering 16 states. The guru’s itinerary will start from Kanyakumari and will pass through the Himalayas, spanning 7,000 km. The rally will start on September 3. The Sadhguru will reach Amravati on September 13 and will come to Hyderabad on September 14. The campaign will end in Delhi on October 2. “Lakhs of people, sporting Rally for Rivers. T-shirts, placards, headgears and stickers will stand for three hours from 8 am to 11 am,” said Shailaja Kumar, a volunteer of the Isha Foundation.
She added, “As part of the campaign, people can send a missed call on 8000980009. Each call will be considered as support for rejuvenating rivers. A rally will start from LB Nagar at 8.30 am and will end at Gachibowli at 10 am on September 1.” Pradad Atmakur, a volunteer from the foundation, said, “We are working with panchayats in AP and TS to take the campaign to villages.” An expert committee, comprising environmetal scientists and lawmakers, are piecing together a draft policy to save rivers and their tributaries in the country.