80 yr old ex-Prof on fast unto death mission
The ‘Save Ganga’ mission is gathering steam amongst the IITs.
A former IIT professor and activist, GD Agarwal, is currently at AIIMS due to the medical complications resulting from a fast-unto-death from the 15th of January. At 80 years old, he may be the oldest IITian participating in the movement, but he is not the only one.
The forum “IITians for Holy Ganga” is already exceedingly popular amongst the IITians, current and alumni, as a platform for voicing discontent with the government’s irresponsible attitude towards the cleanup of the river. Recognizing the cultural and spiritual centrality of the rivers, Yatinder Pal Suri, president of the forum, said that while all politicians and religious leaders speak of a clean and uninterrupted river, the truth is that the “rivers are getting thinner and more polluted with each passing day.”
Already, these forums have obtained a lot of attention upon Twitter and other social networking sites, where the mass engagement of IITians is seen with surprise and gladly welcomed.
About professor GD Agarwal: [Link]
About the forum: [Link]