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India We'll Get Kali Bein Cleaned Up: Ramesh


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
LUDHIANA: Those despairing about the continuing neglect of historic Kali Bein, which has immense religious value for the Sikh community, can take heart from the declaration made by Union environment and forest minister, Jairam Ramesh on Saturday.

When told about the TOI campaign to save the Kali Bein launched on Baisakhi day and about Guru Nanak's association with the stream and the belief that the first Sikh master attained enlightenment by this river, an excited Jairam Ramesh, who confesses to have keen interest in Sikh history and culture, said he would make all efforts to get the stream cleaned up. The Bein had become polluted and choked, largely due to the apathy of the authorities.

''I didn't know about the religious importance of the stream, you are the first person to tell me about this. I will now take personal interest in the project'' the minister told TOI on way from Ludhiana to Chandigarh.


Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
SEE how very concerned the UNION DELHI GOVT is about the Kali bein...and we are supposed to be Having a BADAL LED PANTHIC AKALI GOVT for past Hald a CENTURY !! what have this PANTHIC GOVT done ???

1. The Union Minsiter said..I have NEVER heard of the Kali bein..and its importance/connection to Guru Nannak Ji..

THATS how the SIKHS of INDIA have disseminated the facts about SIKHISM..so much so that a UNION MINISTER doesnt know anything about Bein/Guru nanak Ji or Sultanpur Lodhi ??? His early education must have been in the USSR or PRC ??..or some obscure yugoslav country ??

I HOPE Now they KNOW..and so will do something about it....BJPAkali dal Govt SHUT the water to bein..the Congress at Delhi will OPEN the water and clean it up...looks like a game of musical chairs for the coming punjab elections..ha ha


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Govt gets May 18 deadline to stop discharge of dirty water in Kala Sanghia drain

Jalandhar After the failure of the official machinery, the people of villages situated along the Kala Sanghia drain, religious leaders, panchayat members, community leaders, NGOs and political leaders from various parties, with environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, have announced to block the flow of dirty water in the drain from May 18.
The announcement was made in the presence of Punjab Revenue Minister Ajit Singh Kohar at a big gathering at Gurudwara Tahli Sahib on Sunday. Village heads, panchayat members and other community leaders and women from over two dozen villages participated in the meeting.

It was announced that May 18 would be the deadline for the official machinery to check the flow of dirty water into the drain failing which it would be blocked. Due to the flow of dirty water in the drain, people of various villages located on its either sides are suffering from several diseases and living in unsanitary conditions.

Religious leaders, including Baba Seechewal and Sant Daya Singh, said their fight to save these thousands of lives would continue till the people did not get justice.

They said the official machinery, including the Punjab Pollution Control Board, had not been doing anything to check the pollution in natural water resources and even the laws meant for it were not being implemented.

Kohar, meanwhile, said he would meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and brief him about the condition. SGPC member Shingarea Singh Lohian and Congress leaders Brij Bhupinder Singh Lalli and Rajanbir Singh were also present at the meeting.

The locals said they had already suffered a lot and would not mind facing any confrontation from the official machinery on May 18.


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