Governor inaugurates 1st Amrit Sarovar of Chandigarh


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh To give a boost to water conservation and environment in city, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh on Monday inaugurated 1st Amrit Sarovar of Chandigarh at village Kaimbwala in the presence of Smt. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon, Mayor, Sh. Dharm Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh. Before inaugurating the Amrit Sarovar, the Administrator hoisted the National flag at the Amrit Sarovar. He dedicated the Sarovar to the local residents of Kaimbwala after performing a ritualistic puja of 'Varun Devta'. While addressing the gathering, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon, Mayor, Chandigarh said that the Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi launched a mission to conserve water for the future which is known as 'Amrit Sarovar Mission' which will be completed by 15th August, 2023. For celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 'Amrit Sarovar' aims to develop and rejuvenate 75 water bodies in each district of India. Under this mission, 50,000 water bodies of size of above an Acre will be created and as part of this mission, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has rejuvenated this beautiful Sarovar at village Kaimbwala. She said that the Sarovar will not only help in protecting environment and conserving water but will also be an attraction for people of the nearby areas. Besides fountain and lighting and other sitting arrangements has also been made available there. (


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