Indian mountaineer and the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Bachendri Pal took the river Ganga route to travel from Haridwar to Patna. Accompanied by a 40-member team, she travelled 2,000 kilometers to reach Patna on Sunday.
After participating in the Ganga Aarti on October 05, Bachendri Pal started her journey which she calls a mesmerising experience. After reaching Patna, she was warmly welcomed by people.
“We saw with our own eyes how the Ganga is the life-giver for lakhs of people living on her banks,” she said. Pal said that the Ganga was getting more and more polluted by the day and urgent and effective steps are needed to restore her former glory. “On the way, we cleaned the ghats at more than 20 places,” said Bachendri Pal.
Witnessing a lot of irregularities and the hazardous dirt in the river, Bachendri has a lot to share with kids and will be addressing school students on how to save Ganga. She would also participate in a Ganga Bachao Rally. Apart from that, she has a busy schedule in Patna that involves different meetings and activities.