New Delhi: On Tuesday, BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal urged those visiting Ladakh not to pollute “the clean environment by dumping garbages in the lap of the Sindhu.”Also Read - Delhi Peeps Good News! Driverless Operations Flagged Off on Delhi Metro's Pink Line TODAY
The Ladakh MP took to Twitter to share some images wherein, sadly, several plastic bags and bottles were seen dumped in and around river Indus. Also Read - Kushinagar Airport: First Domestic Flight to Take Off on Nov 26; Check Time Schedule, Other Details
According to the reports, the MP’s tweet comes even as scores of pilgrims are in Ladakh for the Sindhu Pushkar festival. Also Read - Escape From Delhi Pollution And Travel to These Places For a Weekend Getaway
The Sindhu Pushkar Festival
The Ladakh MP welcomed the pilgrims of the Sindhu Pushkar festival while condemning the behaviour of some of them who polluted the otherwise serene landscape of the region.
“Will goddess Sindhu be happy with this behavior of devotees?” he asked.
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For the unversed, the Sindhu Darshan festival is celebrated every year in the month of June. It is a three-day event. This year, however, the much-awaited festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. This holy festival recognises the Sindhu (Indus) river as a symbol of unity, peaceful co-existence and communal harmony.
Well, this isn’t the first time that Namgyal urged tourists to respect the culture and beauty of Ladakh. Earlier in July, he had a stern message for those visiting Ladakh, wherein he said, “This is our home, not your dustbin”.
The Trashy Scene in Ladakh
Unfortunately chips packets, empty plastic bottles and polythene bags are now becoming a common sight in the popular tourist destination.