The latest government’s emphasis on cleaning up Ganga, and other rivers is a great initiative to subscribe to every Indian. Ganga is our mother, and has been as long as Hindustan existed. It support about a third of all our population and is sacred for 100% of people of India. Even if we give a tiny amount of money towards its cleanup then we would have made an extraordinary contribution to saving our most treasured resource. Helping to clean up the river (in fact all our rivers need to cleaned up) and maintaining the sanctity of the great river will simply enhance the nation’s greatness further. As Ganga has supported the country since its inception, and still continues to take care of Indians, despite the constant abuse, it is a simple matter of survival to be kept clean for both the mother and its children.
Supporting the Ganga clean-up is not really charity, rather it is our responsibility. There is no charity that is greater than taking care of your mother, it is in fact not charity but personal responsibility. Modi or Tata or us common folks; for all of us it’s the same, and it’s a part of our life to help take care of the Ganga. If anyone of use feel that we are being charitable by helping with the cleanup of the Ganga and continuing to keep it clean for generations or centuries to come, then so be it, as the context is to protect our most valuable resource, and the terminology in helping can be anything we choose to call it.