Gomti Gaatha –
Weekly River Clean-up & Nature Workshop at River Gomti
Inviting all River lovers or Nature lovers for a Date with the River.
Reviving Rivers-Reviving Hope
Pre Covid19, Prithvi’s Gomti Gaatha’ was a very engaging and much sought after weekly community mobilization drive for weekly Gomti River Clean-Up (or shramdaan ).
It comprised of a very innovative & interesting series of hands-on eco-workshops or Karmshaala, Swachta-shaala ( Clean up around the river bank), Bhaktishaala ( offering gratitude to the river for it's a precious gift in so many ways), Gyaan-shaala ( information sharing by Experts, Scientists, Environmentalists) and Abhivyaktishaala ( Expressing our thoughts, experiences, and views through poetry, dance, music, art work-Kala-shaala, Kaavya-shaala , Nritya-shaala), around the Gomti River banks for 1-2 hrs. It was an activity full of learning, fun, action & transformation and it left everyone completely enriched.
We initiated it on 1st Oct.2017, (on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti).
The aim was to motivate and mobilize one and all to connect with the Gomti river and to feel its pain and stress and make efforts to clean it, revive it’s lost glory, and to commit to caring for it on a consistent basis.
From 1st Oct.2017 till June 2019, we had been consistently organizing clean up every Saturday and Sunday at Gomti River Bank.at Ghaila pul, on Hardoi by-pass road. Later we shifted the Clean-Up drive to Jhulelal River Bank as heavy rains disturbed the original site to a great extent and it was not safe to invite school children there.
Anyone could be a part of this weekly clean up. The schools especially brought their students ( from class 6 to 12) for ‘Gomti Gaatha’ by choosing any Saturday of the month, convenient to them.
Each workshop was open for a minimum of 2 schools, with a minimum team size of 8 to 15 members each.
More than 40 school partners, Institutions, and 500 plus volunteers joined hands in this initiative on a regular basis.
We will soon resume this River Clean-Up drives, once the Covid19 situation is over.
Till then, share your thoughts on the river Gomti and how we all can keep it clean & safe from plastic and other toxic waste.
We would love to have you for River Clean Ups , as we know you care for your River & would like to keep it clean & healthy.
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