Nitin Gadkari and Acharya Lokeshji inaugurate Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation’s Project Blue

Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation along with Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in the holy presence of Acharya Dr. Lokeshji launched “Project Blue” on Jan 12.  

Project Blue believes that ocean clean-up is a two-way process. One is to prevent and control any type of waste from entering the sea, to clean the rivers, their binaries and creeks which flow into the ocean and secondly all the waste thrown out by the seas.  This is a huge task and requires political and social will. Thus, the proposal is that an autonomous government body be formed, which will oversee the entire process of cleaning the ocean and then maintain cleanliness.

Acharya Dr. Lokeshji, the founder of Ahimsa Visva Bharati, said that climate change is the biggest problem in the world today, due to damage to nature and environment, the temperature of the earth is rising, the glaciers are melting, the hole of ozone umbrella is getting bigger. He said that mankind has an interest in the protection of nature and the environment. Also, Acharya Lokeshji congratulated the Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation for ‘Project Blue’ saying that the representatives of Mumbai metropolitan area, state government, central government, environmentalists, citizens and some celebrities living in Mumbai should be connected to represent this project for public influence. He said that involving people is a very important way of achieving this goal.

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that over the years the Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation has been involved in many social and cultural activities across India, especially to promote the life and teachings of global futurist Swami Vivekananda. 

He congratulated Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation and said that environmental protection is the biggest problem of the present time and the initiative to protect the beach and environment through Project Blue will prove to be effective.

The founder of Vivekananda Youth Connect Foundation, Dr. Rajesh Sarvagyan said that through this campaign, Mumbai will contact every public representative in the metropolitan area and make them aware of the need for a cleanliness mission of Mumbai sea. Schools, colleges will conduct different programs for public awakening at the beach. He said that we would meet the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to request them to set up a coordination team of such central, state and local bodies to combat this man-made natural disaster. He said that video messages and support for this work will be obtained from influential personalities of every region in Mumbai. 
“Using traditional, digital and social media we will disseminate the inspirational message of Swami Vivekananda ji to wake up and don’t stop till you reach the goal.”

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