Posters like the one below, have been put up across Delhi for over a month now.
Charu - my friend and fellow blogger, who also happens to be a regular visitor of Delhi Photo Diary -yesterday called to say that he was going to accompany his mother, Ms Rakshita Verma, to clean the river Yamuna. I jumped at the first hint of an invitation to clean the river, on the banks of which my city - Delhi rests.
Soon after we reached the river (at 7 in the morning), we were given gloves and masks and were asked not to waste a single minute and start cleaning. Wearing the gloves and masks made me feel like a surgeon. Lolz.
Here is Rakshita aunty masked for the task.
The cleanliness drive was organised by Art of Living foundation, which runs under the auspices of Shri Shri Ravi Shankar.
While most of the women decided to clean the river bank, men jumped on the boats to fish out polythene bags and other garbage loitering the river.
Huge bags of garbage were collected just within an hour of the cleanliness drive.
Hopefully the drive is a step in the right direction. The river, which was once the lifeline of the city has now become a liability for the population living in the India capital. But then it is the same population, which has to be blamed for the river turning into sewerage runnel.