Here's a Task: (Warning: You must do this with Utmost Devotion. Got it? ) Okay so Let us Try Practicing Not to Drink Water and Eat Food for 3 days Every Week. How does that Sound? This is a Fruitful Futuristic Preparation Strategy to gradually Reduce our Body's Water Percentage from 72% to as Low as Possible. Because that is going to curb our Need to Consume More and More Water. Nice? Then, You Must start Practicing this ASAP. ASAP because you have got only 10-12 years time to prepare your Body for the Impact.
Now you must be thinking "Siri...you gone crazy or what!?"
No no no...My Senses are fully Awake and Conscious. I am just trying to Wake Your's Up. Woke up? Okay, Let me come to the Point now:
Indians have been Worshiping Rivers from times unknown. We Identify them as our "Lifelines" because they provide us with 'Life-making Fundamentals'. Right?
But, Unfortunately, in the Noise of Growth and Development, we are so deafened that we failed to Listen to the Silent Screams of our Dying Lifelines. They are Dangerously Depleting! Perennial Rivers are becoming Seasonal. This tells how Dire the Crisis is!
Some Stark Facts:
- By 2030 we will have only 50% of the water we need for our survival!
- Today we have 75% less water per person than in 1947.
- 25% of India is turning into desert.
- In 15 years, we may have only half the water we need for our survival.
- The Ganga is one of the most endangered rivers in the world.
- The Godavari was dry along much of its length last year.
- The Kaveri has lost 40% of its flow. Krishna and Narmada have lost around 60%
*There are Many more such Facts to Scare you with. But i am going to stop here as i don't want you to stick your eyes to this screen forever by making you read a 5000 word blog post. There's a reason for that. See the end of this post.
This is my Personal Experience: There was a small River called 'Neeva' in the Town of Chittoor, my Hometown in A.P. The whole Town was Flourishing Happily because of that one tiny River. Then one day, it Happened. Some Alcohol Factory popped up and blocked the Natural Flow of the River. Since it belonged to a political big shot, Common man Failed to Bring it back. Now, Toxic Sewage water is flowing in that place. The Whole Town is Struggling to Find Water Every Single Season. Don't even Ask about Summers. Farming Lands are being Sold off to Real Estate. With more and more Concrete Buildings popping up in Farm lands(which some people Foolishly label as 'Development'), Temperatures are increasing to Unbearable Levels with each passing day. The Extinction of that One Tiny Neeva River is Literally Killing that Town. Don't know if that Town will ever be Restored to it's Original Glory. :(
Fortunately, Sadhguru Jaggi vasudev - A Truly Conscious Human being, heard the Screams of our Rivers and decided to start a Campaign called:
"Rally for Rivers"
Here's the Rally for Rivers Chant - 'Nadi stuti':
Through this campaign, he is Aiming to Breath Life back in to our dying lifelines. Because, If Rivers Stop Flowing, We will Stop Breathing. The Transaction of Breath that Happens Between Us and the Trees will Continue only when the Rivers keep Supplying us both with the Fundamentals.
And Don't Scientists Dare Think that they can Create a "Fundamentals Formula" to Feed Us! Nature is Ready to Do This Job Free of Cost. Only, if We Let Her.
So, Let us Let Her do the Job. The plan is to Create a Plant Buffer where there will be 1 KM wide Tree cover on both the River sides. Forests in Govt. land and Fruit Trees in
Private land/Farming land will be planted to increase the porosity of the soil. The Roots create a network of well-connected, minuscule channels in the soil. Rainwater seeps into soil with such channels several hundred times faster than it seeps through soil without channels.This increases underground flow which will in turn rejuvenate India’s Rivers Naturally.
Has Greed Overtaken Us? “In our Economic Lust, let us not Forget that it is our Land and Rivers that Sustain Us.” - Sadhguru.
This Issue Should be Made to Reach Our Prime Minister Modi ji through People's Voice so that he can make the Corporation Take Necessary Action.
September 1st,2017 is the "Rally for Rivers Day". It is a Mass Awareness event that will take place in 60 cities across India. You can also participate in this. For more detailed information about this, go to this PAGE.
I am not in Bengaluru right now and Rjahmundry is not listed. Who cares. It's in India and that Qualifies. So, will Try My Best to Get out there and Do Something Regarding this Campaign in this Town. May not be possible on September 1st but on some other day. Will Update you.
You can Cast your Supporting Vote by Giving a Missed call on This Toll Free Number: 8000980009
You can also Pledge Your Support through Email over HERE.
If you have Ideas/Suggestions and can help them with this Mission in any way, they need you. Contact them at - Ideas@RallyForRivers.org
And also they have Creative Art, Creative Writing and Video Contests going on. You better hurry up if You want to participate because, deadlines are nearing soon.
Tweet about this Rally with the hashtag #RallyforRivers
#Deforestration to #Reforestration Should Become one of Our Top Goals for a Sane Future.
You can Involve Kids too! For, They are the Future. To Pump up their Interest, Show them this Fun Akbar-Birbal Video where they Humorously Converse about Rally for Rivers:
Sadhguru himself will drive from Kanyakumari to Himalayas to create Awareness.
Flag off: Sep 3, Coimbatore
Culmination: Oct 2, New Delhi
For the Map showing all his stops from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, go to THIS page.
Many Prominent people and Organizations like BSF(Border Security Force) Click for their Amazing Video, Salman khan, Ministers and many more are Backing this Crucial Campaign.
When Dhinchak Pooja's 'Selfie' Song can become a National Interest and Go Viral, Why not This? Let us Make it Go Viral and make "Rally for Rivers" Reach Every Single Indian.
I am Supporting this Campaign with Every Single Cell of my Body. Will You Too?
Bharat Mata ki Jai.
Here is why i Truly Like/Respect this man to the core: In his Rapid fire round with Karan johar, a question was fired on him by kjo - "What is the one thing you would like people to remember about you at the end of your life?" Read his answer in the picture below. That answer made me fall Head over Heels in Love with him.
And About that Title Image: The River Featured in that image is "Godavari". I clicked this at 3 in the noon while we were on our two day vacation in Papi Kondalu Hills. She was looking so mesmerizing with all the Shimmering Golden highlights. This is the Original Unedited Version(click to enlarge). I took the vividity of colours up a notch in the title image because, Humans(including me) seem to like Abnormally Blue looking Waters and Mountains and i thought that might help me attract more people to Read this important post. :P
Sadly, even Godavari, a Jeeva Nadi, which Contributes a whopping 35% of the Base Flow and is supposed to Never Dry up is depleting very fast. :( You can go HERE and drag to see the depletion for yourself. They listed the depletion of many other major Rivers too.
Let us All Strive and Do Our Best to Handle this Dangerously Dire Crisis.
*Going Out there and Doing Something is Far more Useful that Sticking your Eyes to This Screen. So, Get up and Get Out.