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PM Narendra Modi to conclude Narmada Seva Mission

PM Narendra Modi to conclude Narmada Seva Mission
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch a roadmap for protecting the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. PM Narendra Modi launched Narmada Seva Mission at the Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra event which held at Amarkantak in Anooppur district on Monday, May 15.  Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Chouhan greeted PM Narendra Modi with a bouquet and customary shawl of Narmada Seva Yatra at the concluding ceremony. PM Modi said Narmada Seva Yatra is definitely a huge step taken to conserve  Narmada river and he asked to make 2022 a historic year & create a new model of development.

Yesterday PM Modi tweeted “I am delighted to join the programme to mark the conclusion of the Narmada Seva Yatra in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, tomorrow afternoon”.

He further tweeted that “Narmada Seva Yatra is an excellent mass movement to protect the Narmada and conveys a larger message of saving the environment as well. Tomorrow in Madhya Pradesh, I will be launching the Narmada Seva Mission, which will surely have a major impact on MP’s ecology,”.

Narmada river conservation awareness campaign was launched on 11 December 2016 and concluded on Monday. The yatra has covered a distance of 3,344 km and passing through over 1,100 villages and towns. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath were also among the high-profile invitees.

PM Narendra Modi arrived at Amarkantak, around 450 km from Bhopal, in the afternoon. Security has been stepped up for the Prime Minister’s visit. Narmada Seva Yatra started with an objective to conserve and rejuvenate Narmada River. The Narmada river flows over a length of 1,312 km before draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea. The Narmada, also known as Rewa, is one of only three major rivers in the country that flows from east to west. The other two are Tapti and Mahi.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.