GSI runs 'Swachhata Hi Sewa' Programme
Lucknow. Inspired by the 'Swachhata Hi Sewa' campaign and as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Northern Region (NR) carried out cleaning programme on 1st October at Sudhnava Kund, Chandrika Devi Temple complex, Kathrawa village, Bakhshi ka Talab.
The site of cleaning, the Sudhnava Kund is situated at about 28 km north-west of Lucknow city and can be approached by taking a turn on National Highway No.24 (Lucknow-Sitapur Road) towards Kathwara village, Bakshi ka Talab. It is encircled by the big meander of Gomti River in the north, west and south.
The Sudhnava Kund is an oxbow lake formed by Gomti River. It is a geological feature indicating past course of the Gomti River which has changed its' course since past.
The famous temple of Ma Chandrika Devi is located nearby area which holds important pilgrimage for the people of Lucknow and surroundings and attracts large number of visitors round the year. The activities generated immense enthusiasm among the local people and many of them including office bearers of local bodies and temple management committee volunteered in cleaning the lake and its' premises. The village head of the Kathwara village vowed to main the cleanliness of the lake and its' surroundings in future and desired the GSI to continue with such activities in future.
The office bearers of the temple management committee profusely thanked the ADG & HOD, GSI, NR Shri N.V. Nitnaware for organizing this service in the proximity of temple particularly in the light of vast number of pilgrims vising the area and solid waste generated. The shopkeepers and local business people hugely applauded the efforts and assured to maintain the upkeep of the surroundings.