The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), conceived as a 20,000-crore rupees program in 2014 to clean up the river.
On the first day of the Ganga Utsav, the Guinness World record was set for the highest number of photos of handwritten notes uploaded on Facebook in an hour.
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Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat posted his message on Facebook, after which the activity was opened for the public at large.
An official said the event was held to raise awareness on Ganga rejuvenation and to expand the reach of the festival. People posted poems or articles on ‘Maa Ganga’ on the Namami Gange Facebook page.
Source: The Hindu