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Over 1,000 volunteers clean Yamuna in Capital

Over 1,000 volunteers, including college students, on Sunday took part in a campaign to clean river Yamuna and highlighted the role of volunteers in cleaning the polluted river.

According to various surveys, Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in India. The campaign kicked off at 7 am with 500 cyclists taking part in a 18-km cycle rally that ended at Kudsia Ghat near Kashmere Gate in North Delhi. After they reached there, they were joined by others in demonstrating the power of volunteering and together they cleaned the river bank.

The initiative was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and various civil societies.

“India has the largest youth population in the world and it is heartening to see them turn out in such large numbers to clean the Yamuna”, Rajeev Gupta, secretary in the department of youth affairs, said.
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