Man ignored by government, cleans the river anyway

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Postby Orea » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:48 am

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Postby Feydakin » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Every little bit helps too... whenever I go hiking I pick up other people's trash. I often return home with a backpack 10 pounds heavier than when I started. If everyone stopped littering, properly disposed of trash and put in that little bit more effort things would be so much better.
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Postby Phara » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:49 pm

what an incredible story.
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Postby Feydakin » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:23 pm

Some stuff for you to include in your original post Orea! ;)

Here is the original article from the India Times and some more pictures!

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/meet-sant-balbir-singh-seechewal-the-man-whose-single-mission-cleaned-up-a-dying-river-in-punjab-253204.html

This article also is a lot more wordy but explains it more I think...

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/man-turned-dying-river-human-waste-beautiful-paradise-teeming-life/

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Postby Feydakin » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:51 pm

There is also a privately made documentary that is in public domain and on Youtube about Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal and his and the communities efforts to clean the Kali Bein River.

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_6a0bT7Js4

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q4ZIUZh3mk
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0KQfNhO_Ck
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNkJQib-fNA

The fight continues though and is ongoing... I'm seeing reports of industries still deliberately dumping contaminants into the river. :(
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Postby Philly » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:02 pm

I'm glad somebody cared enough to make a difference. I'm definitely gonna check out more about it
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Postby PhlawlessPhelon » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:09 am

good share. good story. Sometimes one person can create/influence major change.
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