Girl, 11, to swim 550km for clean Ganga
KANPUR: Swimming wonder Shraddha Shukla, popularly known as ‘Nanhi Jalpari’, will spread her ‘clean Ganga’ message by covering 550-km distance between Kanpur and Varanasi in 70 hours. The girl, who took a plunge in the Ganga near Massacre Ghat in Kanpur on the eve of National Sports Day (August 29), is likely to reach Varanasi on the tenth day. On an average, she will swim seven hours per day.
The 11-year-old started her journey into the swollen Ganga, with her inspirational message of ‘making the river clean’, amid ‘puja’ rituals and the chanting of ‘mantras’, and headed for Varanasi via Allahabad to cover 550 km in 10 days, here on Sunday morning.
“I am really very excited and ready to better me previous performances. I am sure that I will complete the challenge,” said Shraddha, brimming with confidence.
WHAT HAPPENED TO INDIAN BOYS? ANY VOLUNTEER TO CLEAN GANGA?
She should be given good proper training for Olympics instead of wasting energy on all this things. This type of things divert mind of a child
congrats , she is doing it for a good cause, not for mere publicity
Great but will people learn something?
It would be a rare feat by any Indian girl. I wish her that she should successfully complete this journey.
Its for very noble cause…. Hope this will help of the mass to open their eyes…. and they will not spread garbage and not pollute Ganga…
She is courageous kid and one day she will achieve a great feet.
Better use this talent to be nurtured for Olympics 2020.. Is there any empirical data to support that such efforts lead to awareness and on the ground change
Why the father of the girl is so ambitious ? Torturing a little girl for his fame . Why instead he does not swim himself ?
Best of luck….hope your voice will reach to corrupted politicians
She is the real daughter of mother Ganga. Wish her success
Awesome unbelievable, the great girl. Congratulations.
Please take adequate care of swimming wonder Shraddha Shukla; the waters are so polluted and this brave girl must not catch some infection.
This child is wasting her energy unless she has a commercial / other hidden motives ! Ganga does not get cleaned this way !~
She should not do this. It is an open secret that post rishikesh/haridwar, Ganga water is full of industrial effluents. I shudder to think what impact this misadventure may have on her health