Mathura, 2017.04.09 (OI): Social activist Madhumangal Shukla has demanded handing over the maintenance of Yamuna’s Ghats in Vrindavan to the Archaeological Survey of India for their proper upkeep.
“The ghats are losing their glory. The basic purpose of their construction by kings is being defeated owing to their neglect,” he said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said if the ghats are properly protected and maintained by ASI, it will attract domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Shukla citied the example of Vihar Ghat, unearthed recently along with 24 stairs by residents of Vrindavan. He said, the Ghat has not only has become an attraction for local residents as well as domestic tourists, but the daily aarati of Giriraj Mahraj in the form of a shila (a sacred stone) unearthed at the Ghat gives solace to hundreds of pilgrims daily.”
The proper management of the Ghats may also result in employment to local people, the letter stressed.
At present the Ghats are maintained by the municipality.
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