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Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna

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This is a presentation about a very large Campaign and Event : Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna focussed on creating awareness to clean Yamuna and Delhi. …

This is a presentation about a very large Campaign and Event : Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna focussed on creating awareness to clean Yamuna and Delhi.

This has been initiated by the world's largest voluntary NGO :The Art of Living with the support of UNESCO, WHO, large number of Corporates, various NGOs and community groups.

Spread the word... Join the cause... and be there at Purana Quila on 7th March...

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  • 1. Meri Dilli, Meri Yamuna Citizens’ Action Plan An Initiative of The Art of Living
  • 2. Page | 2
  • 3. Page | 3 Asian Age – Feb 5, 2010
  • 4. Page | 4 Why Should We Care About Yamuna! 3.6 billion litres of Approx. 70% of 60% of Delhi’s sewage is the pollution in water needs are generated from Yamuna is human served by Yamuna Delhi everyday excrement – More than 50% 57 million people goes into Yamuna Central Pollution dependent on without any Control Board Yamuna treatment! Too Little and The Yamuna Yamuna Action Too Slow? Action Plan that Plan II started in 1993 No one seems to has not met with Supreme Court has have any idea much success given green signal what’s going to despite spending to Rs 2.5 billion happen, and billions of rupees plan when!
  • 5. Page | 5 Also… Yamuna supports a The banks of the Considered to be wide variety of river are one of one of the most plant and animal the last refuges for sacred and species and is the dwindling ecologically home to thousands populations of important rivers. of resident and blackbucks, chitals, migratory birds. nilgais, etc. River Yamuna Yamuna is vital for serves as the the support of the lifeline to millions Economy and of people, The ‘Vedas’ were Ecology of the providing drinking written on the wildlife, the water and is also banks of Yamuna. Ecosystem and the used for irrigating water security of vast agricultural the Capital. lands.
  • 6. New York has Hudson Page | 6 Amsterdam has Amsel Cologne has Rhine London has Thames Rome has Tiber Vienna has Danube Can We Say Delhi has Yamuna? Time for Us to RISE and ACT
  • 7. Page | 7 Citizens’ Action Plan An Initiative of The Art of Living
  • 8. The Plan  Join hands with EVERYONE | Create a strong forum • Government of India and Delhi Government • Corporate Sector and Business Community • Various Departments – Jal Board, Environment, Municipal Corporation • Leaders from Arts, Culture, Music, Entertainment, Media • Educational Institutes, Schools, Colleges – Administrators, Professors, Students, • Defense and Allied Forces, Police, Scouts, • NGOs • Resident Welfare Associations • The Citizens of Delhi-NCR  Collaborate – bring everyone together, join forces • Act as a Catalyst • Help develop a roadmap • Keep the issue in focus till it gets solved Page | 8
  • 9. Building-up the Momentum  Mar 7: The Launch  Mar 7 to 14 – each day • Cleaning of the Ghats  Sep’2010 • Inspire a million people to come out and clean Delhi-NCR  Each month – a large event to build up pace • April: 50,000 children participate in a painting competition – the theme – Yamuna Cleaning • May • June • July • Aug  Keep up the focus! Page | 9
  • 10. Mar 7: The Launch  Launch in a massive function in the presence of • H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar • Chief Minister of Delhi • Ministers of Government of India and Delhi Government • Leaders of the Corporate Sector and Business Community • Senior Officials of the various Departments – Jal Board, Environment, Police, Defense Forces, etc. • NGOs, Resident Welfare Associations, Students • Leaders from Arts, Culture, Music, Education, Schools, Colleges • The Citizens of Delhi-NCR  Oath for Increasing Awareness about the need for cleaning Yamuna and for cleaning of the banks from March 8 to 14 – A Call for Action  Mass Meditation for Yamuna to be conducted by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  Performance by the award winning artistes of Ability Unlimited – directed by Sallauddin Pasha Page | 10
  • 11. Mar 7 to 14: On the Yamuna Banks Mar 10 Wazirabad Mar 12 Old Bridge Mar 13 Kudesia Ghat Mar 14 Metro Bridge Mar 7 ITO Mar 11 Nizamuddin Mar 8 Okhla Mar 9 Kalindi Kunj Thames was DIRTY – London Did It | We Will Do It Too Page | 11
  • 12. Build It Up | Each Month April 2010 • Painting Competition • 50,000 children May 2010 • Program to be decided • Mass public participation June 2010 • Program to be decided • Mass public participation July 2010 • Program to be decided • Mass public participation August 2010 • Program to be decided • Mass public participation Page | 12
  • 13. Sep’2010  ‘Clean Delhi’ before the Commonwealth Games  A Million People participate • 5% of Delhi-NCR population  Commonwealth Games: Oct 3 to 14, 2010 • We choose a day about 2 weeks earlier • Sep 19, Sunday or Sep 26, Sunday  Biggest ever community project: • A World Record • Show the world ‘It is Possible’ • Set an example for the world – and inspire the new generation  Becomes the ‘global story of the year’ Page | 13
  • 14. The Growing Team of Supporters Health Fitness Trust TAPAS …..100+ organizations soon Page | 14
  • 15. We Invite You to Join the Cause Participant Supporter Partner • Public Support • Employees • Employee • Participation in volunteer to help ‘Giving’ Program various Events run the program • CSR Projects • Mar 7 • Organization • Sponsorships • Mar 7 to 14 takes responsibility for • April to August managing some • September part Page | 15