New Delhi: Dal Lake is Srinagar’s jewel that is depleting because of multiple reasons like indiscriminate sewage disposal, encroachments and growth of weeds. The blot is so stark against the picturesque view of the Dal that even a child cannot ignore it. A video of a little girl from Kashmir highlighting the plight of the Dal and why people need to act has gone viral recently on social media platforms. In the short video, the girl says, “Today, I and my father did a little bit of cleaning of the lake. We found a lot of garbage, but just me doing the cleaning of Dal Lake will not be enough. Dal Lake is one of the best things we have, we all should come forward and do our best to preserve its beauty.”
In fact, little girl’s swachhta message and her spirit even impressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who shared her video on his Twitter and added,
Hearing this little girl will make your morning even better! Great passion towards Swachhata.
The video of the girl ends with an equally pertinent message, “Dal Lake is one of the best things we have. It needs to be cleaned, it cannot get polluted. I am urging children to come forward and start cleaning our very own Dal Lake – Dal ko saaf rakhiye (keep the Dal Lake clean).”
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The heaven on earth won't remain the same if we continue to pollute its beautiful lakes. This little girl seems to be giving the same message as she herself takes the responsibility of cleaning picturesque Dal Lake in Kashmir
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Last year Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti asked for speeding up of the efforts to conserve and de-weed the world famous lake. She had also said that she would periodically monitor the clean-up activity of the lake.
From August to October, around nine lakh cubic metres of weeds have been removed from the lake, rendering a large area of the lake weed free. But the fact is that the lake has been polluted and damaged extensively with tonnes of garbage being dumped regularly.
But swachh warriors like this little girl give hope that all may not be lost yet in the battle to save the Dal.