Clean rivers on priority: Jathedar to Badal
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Akal Takht Jathedar Ginai Gurbachan Singh on Monday appealed to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to get rivers and other natural resources of water in the state cleaned on a priority basis. He said this while inaugurating the world's 5th multimedia-enabled museum depicting Sikh history and achievements at Nirmal Kutiya of environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal in Sultanpur Lodhi. "Rivers and other water sources like rivulets, nullahs are getting polluted at a fast pace and it was high time to pay attention towards their," said Singh.
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