Bollywood Star Pledges Support for Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

pujya swamiji with govinda in ganga aarti

Famous and beloved ‪Bollywood‬ Star Govinda showed his support to the ‪‎Swachhta Kranti to preserve and protect our sacred ‪‎rivers‬, end the practice of ‪open defecation‬, build and use ‪‎toilets‬ and ‪plant‬ ‎trees‬ at Parmarth Niketan today.

Co-Founder and Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said, “It is so wonderful to see the great love people have for Govinda, this is why I shared yesterday in Delhi on ‪World Environment Day‬ also, that celebrities and those in the film industry have a ‪‪‎Social Responsibility‬ to channel their fans tremendous love for them towards social causes such as protection of the environment. As Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and I discussed yesterday with Suresh Prabhu, Sunita Narain, Waterman Rajendra Singh Ji, Madhur Bhandarkar many other leading environmentalists, media personalities and leaders that there cannot only be one day for the environment but every day and in fact the only way is our environment.”

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji blessed Govinda with a sacred Rudraksha sapling, Rudraksha mala and special ‪Swachhta Kranti‬ umbrella.Together they performed a special ‪water blessing‬ ceremony as a prayer and pledge that children all around the world should have access to safe and sufficient ‎water‬, ‎sanitation‬ and ‪hygiene‬ (‪WASH‬).

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