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Sunday, 5th April,at 9pm, 9 minutes for our Country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, addressed the nation via a video message and asked everyone to observe a ‘jagran’ on Sunday, 9 pm by switching off all the lights in the house and light candles in our homes and balconies or use the flashlight of our mobile phones for 9 minutes to show that we are in this together.

PM Modi said, “It has been nine days since the nationwide lockdown. The way all of you have followed this has been unprecedented. Government, administration and people have worked together.”

“Today, many other countries are following this example. This has given everyone an idea of our unity and shows that the country can come together to fight the coronavirus,” he added.

He further said, “Some may be thinking how can I, alone, fight this virus and the situation. Some may also wonder how much longer will we have to continue in this lockdown.”

“We are definitely in a lockdown, at home, but we are not alone. The strength of 1.3 billion people is with you. When the country is fighting such a big battle, people play a very important role. It gives us strength, inspiration and illuminates the path we walk on,”PM Modi said.

Highlighting the condition of the economically backward class, PM Modi said, “The most impacted are our poor brethren. They have been hit due to this darkness and uncertainty. We need to help them walk towards the light. We need to defeat coronavirus.”

Hence, I ask all of you, that on Sunday, April 5, we all should fight the darkness of coronavirus. We have to challenge this coronavirus. At 9 pm on Sunday, I need 9 minutes of your time. Switch off all the lights of your house. Stand at the door or in the balcony and light a candle, diya or use the flashlight of your mobile phone,” he said.

He added, “The light that you illuminate, will show that we are all fighting with one cause in mind. This will show that we are not alone.
We are in this together.”

He also said, “I have one more request — during this time, please do not get together in groups or step out on the roads. This has to be done from your house. Do not violate social distancing. This is the only solution to break the chain of the coronavirus.”

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Ganga Clean-Up #15

On Sunday 9th Feb2020 at Opposite Side of Dashashwamedh Ghat. 15th Ganga Clean-up Mission will going to be held..

· 1st Pickup Point: Assi Ghat
· 2nd Pickup Point: Dashashwamedh Ghat
Timing:7am onwards.

Which is hosted by Varanasi Boat Booking agency.

Those were the words of PM Narendra Modi as he called on India’s people in New Delhi to begin the Swachh Bharat project. 

The Swachh Bharat Mission was initiated as a national movement throughout the world on October 2, 2014. By October 2, 2019, this campaign aims to achieve the’ Clean India ‘ vision.

On the occasion of Good Governance Day, the Prime Minister then visited Varanasi to participate in the launch of development projects. 

He took up a broom again and took part in Jagannath Gali near AssiGhat on a smooth trip. Since his last visit, Swah Bharat Abhiyan has been happy with the way people and organizations progress. 

He has also appointed a group of 9 prominent individuals and organizations.

The Objective for this Mission is

  • The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s daily cleanliness push.
  • Spread awareness about Ganga swachhta or the purity of the Ganga River.

Why Prime-Minister Start Swachh Kashi Mission

To know Indian culture/pilgrimage, Varanasi or Kashi is the first choice for people from India and abroad to visit. 

It’s a worrying underworld experience, and so is people’s ignorance of cleanliness. We found that people were firmly apathy to public property and polluted the streets and parks. 

They smear the walls and use them indiscriminately instead of public toilets with betel stains. Lanes are stinking, and tourists have a wrong impression of our town because of such factors.

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Ganga Clean – up #14

Kudos to all team🙏🏻 guy’s you really did a great job❤ We have successfully completed our 14th event and this time we have collected 100 kg of trash🙏🏻🙏🏻 Thank you so much guy’s for coming and being a pair of helping hand❤❤🙏🏻🙏🏻————— In Collaboration with “Kuda-Bazar”

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Ganga Clean-Up

Invitation..!!! Please do come🙏🏻

Saving Environment is the need of today, the way we are destroying environment will lead to the destruction of life on this earth. Therefore, it’s necessary that we should Save Environment and everyone should contribute to the cause and should do something to save Environment..!!! The youth of varanasi making this happen by taking initiative they will make Ganga clean and will save the environment..!! In Collaboration with Kuda Bazar

We are hosting an event on every Sundays name Varanasi Ganga Clean Up at the opposite side of the Ganga Ghat where we use to collect plastic and trash and dump them into Nagar Nigam vans and with fine plastic and trash we use them to make upcycle product. We are taking initiative to clean ganga as much we can. We request you all to join us in this event and bring your friends with you so we take a step a head toward Clean Kashi and for the betterment of environment. #vgcu

To participate in the event:

1. Please contact us on +91-9120657980, +91-9169970006, +91-9415740944 or join the Varanasi Ganga Cleanup group (https://chat.whatsapp.com/GIO6FbKtA2q5j8ELGQMdmf)

2. Please be on the ghat at sharp 07:00am in the morning. Be on time coz boat will leave exactly at the same time.

3.Boats will be available on the ghat for the participants charges for the boat will be Rs.30/-only

4. Do bring your own gloves.

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Undefined beauty of Kashi..!

The first day at the new town, no one was there whom I called my friends, the roads, the streets, the people, everything was new for me. And I was new for them. As long as I understand the world at my own, I came to know that no one was there except me. So I enjoyed my company, and I travel, the all streets, the all temples, the all new roads and strangers, alone. And then I knew that I was really enough for me. Varanasi, the word carries an another world within itself. The erratic streets, peculiar roads full of ditches, and sometimes horribly traffic-jams, the eccentric lanes where you can either find the newly modern houses and wonderful buildings or the old, embellished small pieces of palaces. The sounds of celestial chimes, the angelic auras of vishwanath gali, the spiritual serenity wrapped in post modernism in BHU VT, the divine power hidden in Kamachcha temple, the ethereal attraction of Durga Kund, the immortal dedication for Kaal Bhairav, the eternity feelings at Dasashawmeth and Assi, Elysian embroidery on the walls of temples and old mansions, the blissful rain during “Sawan”, the heavenly pleasure in the plates of golgappe and chats, the miraculous drink of curd, that is called lassi, or the sublimity of simple chai at Lanka, the list will never going to stop. People say that love is blind, and I proved it when I told one of my friends that I love Varanasi in such a way that I adore its scary jams. It never disturbs me in any way. And I love it and it’s every part. By the time, I got so many people, perhaps because of my amiable and frank nature.

Sun was ready to set and we were stuck in search of a safe place where we cannot mess up with mass and can enjoy together, the white moon in the sky and the yellow ones in thousands of numbers, spreading at all Ghats. We were little creepy clique who were struggling to be together in the cloud of strangers. One of my juniors talked to one soldier, who were there to protect the whole event which is full of so many celebs and innocent people. That army man took us at the top roof of an old building which was free from lots of crowd but yeah we were not alone too. And we all were happy like we won a great war. We never thought that we got such a fantastic place from where we can see the all ghats, as far as our eyes can see, that pious Ganga, and the most fabulous celebration , the Dev Dipawali. There were so many saints, in their original form, in “Kesariya Choga” and all of them picked one a big deep, which was used for main aarti, “the Ganga Aarti’. All the Ghats were decorated with lot of stuffs, like an umbrella was standing through a long pole, small designs were made full of yellow flowers and small deeps, so many tiny beds or chowkis, dressed out like little, cute babies, all the stairs were shining by the glaze of uncountable deeps, maintaing an equilibrium gap, there were innumerable strings of flowers which carried aesthetic beauty. The day on which we celebrate the diwali is the “amavasya” or in english the “no moon”, but in the same month at the “purnima” which is known as “full moon” is known as “Dev Dipawali”. And in the whole India, Varanasi, is the only best place known for this festival. Kashi, which is known for its Ghats, and the shores and stairs with its serene river. When I saw at the sky, the beloved moon was smiling, and like a beautiful maiden it loves to look its shadow in that pure mirror. And along with that natural scene, the another side of Ghats, full of deeps, lightened the whole sky. The lucid chanting of all prayers vivified the whole scenario. I think, that our modern music cannot jazz up in compare to that flawless flow. Everyone was busy in clicking more and more and more pictures. But I thought how can anyone snapped those authentic, real beauties. Only our minds can do this. Some memories never need that digital camera, it all needs only eyes, which can preserve those memorable winks in our heart and mind too.

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I love this small but mysterious city and I love wandering through its all streets and love to play hide and seek where I can find the hidden myself within me. I never forgot that trip, that little voyage of my life, a small boat ride from one shore to another. It was my first experience at the boat, and I was little afraid but when it get started, I enjoyed really. Especially, when I was crossing from the middle, it was soothing, full of natural beauty and undefined peace. I was lost there actually. One can say that the one piece of my little heart was left there, in the midst of flows. As my friend suggested to do like her, touching the water while seating on the boat, at first, it terrified me. Seriously, I was stupid and I thought that what will happen if I drowned there, but there was a thirst too, to touch that untouchable soul. It was cold, like a freezed water. But its simplicity attracts me, and I feel like I had touched my own pieces, scattered in the form of numberless, infinite drops. First time I love the coldness, perhaps that was the real, not the numbness of a refrigerator. My second boat trip was little different, I was not on that track, from one shore to another, rather from one ghat to other and then another and then another. There was a guide on that boat, not that Guide of R. K. Narayan but yeah he was impressive. He started to recite the stories of different Ghats, from initials to the last. I loved the Manikarnika Ghat. I thought, to take birth or to die at your selected place is not possible, but to travel those choiced chambers is in our hands. Isn’t it? At that second trip, I was alone, actually I love solitude when I try to find peace. At that previous trip I was lost. I was lost in those little drops. So I again try to recollect my dews and that’s why I touched the water again. And at that second time, I felt warmth, like a fire in cold. I regained myself. My smile spreads on my calm face, without any reasons, and I found peace beyond imagination.
I came back my home, after completing my education there. So many people said, they went back home, but left their heart at kashi. But I didn’t. I came back, with new one “I” . The more stronger, the more believer, full of more love and spirits. I don’t want now salvation, I think, the craving for the “Moksha” was ended, when I came to learn how to know myself and after that I live in present, as I think, this is the only thing which an every living thing has to do.

Written By – Roli Rastogi

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Banaras: City of Light…!!

Varanasi is located at India and most ancient city of the human history. One can feel this is city of temple and living live almighty lord Shiva. A river has always a liner history of human life development and Ganga is river is most sacred river from India and Every born Hindu religion people call this river as month on this earth.
Varanasi known as Kashi or Banaras which located to the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and it known as spiritual and religious capital of India. The city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganga River’s sacred water and perform the funeral rites and rituals. There are 2000 temples including the Kashi VIshwanath the golden temple of lord shiva in city.
Best time to visit Kashi is between October to March and temple timing will be morning 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM usually best. Everyone who visit Varanasi, must Visit the Ghats, take a boat ride across the Ganges. Airport is 25 KM away and to explore the city you can hire cab, taxi or foot walking.
There are many well known beautiful places and one should visit as below
Dashashwamedh Ghat which is known for its proximity to the temple
Divine Experience of Ganga Aarti. 
Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath
Explore the 1750’s Ramnagar Fort on the eastern banks of River Ganga
Sarnath Museum for its archaeological art facts dating from the 3rd century BCE
Gyanvapi Mosque, which shares a wall with the Kashi temple.  

One of the holiest sites for Hinduism in India, the Kashi Vishwananth Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the banks of the River Ganga in Varanasi, it is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Reconstructed multiple times over the years, the present structure of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple was built by Ahilya Bai Holkar in 1780. 
Saints and seers, propagators of different religions, sects and those desiring salvation have been coming to Varanasi since times immemorial. Being the seat of learning Kashi attracted a large number of students and scholars. King Harishchandra of Satyug sacrificed everything in the city.

Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in its suburb at Sarnath. The Jataka stories repeatedly make the mention of Kashi. The first Shankaracharya had his canonical discourse with Mandana Misra. The place is also considered as the birth place of the 23rd Tirthankara Parsvanatha. Being situated on the left bank of the sacred river Ganga flowing towards the northern direction, the religious sanctity has considerably enhanced and the city is also supposed to rest on the Trisula of Siva. In the recent past Varanasi has been the cradle of a number of events of great significance.

Kashi is also traditionally called Mahashamshana, ‘the great cremation ground’. Hindus believe that cremation at the holy city insures moksha, or ‘final liberation of the soul from the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth’. Because of this belief, dying persons and dead bodies from far-off places are brought to Kashi for cremation at the Manikarnika and other cremation sites (five principal and eighty-eight minor cremation/bathing sites lie along the Ganges). In her book, Banaras: City of Light, Diana Eck writes:

“Death in Kashi is not a feared death, for here the ordinary God of Death, frightful Yama, has no jurisdiction. Death in Kashi is death known and faced, transformed and transcended.”

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Greetings to all Ganga Clean-Up enthusiasts. Sadly, due to the rise in the water level. We are temporarily stopping the Ganga Clean-Up event that is held every Sunday.
Also, we are happy to inform you all that with the help of your efforts we have Collected almost 7000kg of trash from the other part of Ghat. We are proud of you all “Keep your area clean, plant more tree”
If you want any tips and advise We are here…

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