“Today is Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanti, 75 years after Independence…at the Sabarmati ashram, I looked at the classic picture of Mahatma picking up a fistful of salt – this fistful of salt melted the whole great empire into surrender… Your missed call is similar to the fistful of salt, a very small act. If it is precise and focused in one direction, we can have our rivers flowing again,” said Sadhguru after driving into Delhi to a massive public reception at the culmination of the Rally for Rivers campaign.
Sadhguru has been driving since 3 September when the campaign was flagged off from Coimbatore by Minister for Environment Dr. Harsha Vardhan who was also present at the culmination event. “I would like to use this occasion to welcome Sadhguru and his team to the capital of India on behalf of all the Delhiites. I’m one of those privileged persons who had the opportunity to flag-off this rally from Coimbatore on the 3rd of September and I’ve also the honor of being part of this very prestigious function,” said the Minister welcoming Sadhguru and the Rally for Rivers team.
A mega event at the Indira Gandhi stadium was attended by the Vice President of India Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, several Union Ministers, the Director-General of BSF, actors, artists and industry leaders. Sadhguru said that Draft Policy Recommendations would be handed over to the Government tomorrow.
The Rally which began in Coimbatore on 3 September passed through Kanyakumari, Madurai, Trivandrum, Trichy, Pondicherry, Mysuru, Bengaluru, Chennai, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Hardwar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, Maheshwar, Ahmedabad and reached Delhi yesterday. Sadhguru personally drove the entire distance from Kanyakumari to the Himalayas, covering 16 states and traversing a stretch of 9300 km across India. Chief Ministers of all the states have expressed their support and commitment to the Rally for Rivers movement.