Cleaning Ganga as Important as Worship of the River, Says President
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a statue of Lord Shiva at Seth Banshidhar Jalan Smriti Mandir, Howrah, West Bengal today (December 13, 2015).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said the central message of all religions is one and the same, namely love, compassion and humanity. It is this message which enables society move forward in harmony. He complimented the Trust for having created a beautiful temple and statue of Shiva on the banks of the Ganga. He called upon the Trust and temple authorities to take steps to clean Ganga and prevent pollution of the river. The President said cleaning of Ganga is as important as worship of the river.