Vrindavan, 2017.03.07 (VT): Bhagvatacharya Shri Devkinanadan Thakur picked up a broom to clean Vrindavan on Tuesday. Hundreds of his followers assisted him in cleaning the streets of the holy land of Vrindavan.
A ‘Bhagvat Saptaha Yajna’ is going on at Shri Priya Kant ju Mandir, where Shri Devkinandan Thakur is delivering the discourses. Hundreds of his followers have come to Vrindavan to relish the nectar of Shrimad Bhagvatam.
The occasion was used for charitable activities and some activism also apart from devotional observances. On Tuesday, devotees assembled near Raman Reti police chowki to clean a portion of the Parikrama Marg. Shri Devkinandan Thakur led the cleanliness drive in which many residents of Vrindavan also participated. They were holding brooms for cleaning the streets, bags to pick up garbage and the placards displaying messages promoting cleanliness.
Shri Mukesh Gautam, the chairman of the Vrindavan Municipality along with trustees of the Vishwa Shanti Charitable Trust also participated in the cleanliness drive.
Talking to the media, Shri Devkinandan Thakur said, “People come to Vrindavan with great devotion. They want to experience divinity in this holy city, but they find filth everywhere. The purpose of organizing this cleanliness drive is to give the message that Vrindavan is the land of the Divine Couple, and no one should make it dirty.”
Shri Vijay Sharma, the Secretary of the Vishwa Shanti Charitable Trust; Shri H.P. Agarwal, Indresh Sharan, Chandra Prakash, Kishan Goud, Kamal Sharma, Gajendra Singh, and others were present during the drive.
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