Agreed! Throwing the dead body started mainly because people couldn't afford the costs of the final rituals on one hand and on the other hand, couldn't break the promises that they had made to their deceased relatives that their final cremation would be done in Varanasi. Atleast cremation and final rituals should be made available to people who desire that in an affordable way by the government, by constructing the necessary infrastructure for the same. Belief systems are something that cannot be changed and it is only the duty of an efficient government to accommodate the belief systems into their quest for modernity.The so called beliefs that you mock, never asked anyone to put dead bodies in river or shit in it, even bathing is not true, it's just taking a dip (hope you know the difference)... The law can start there itself, only allow "asthi"in the river... That would go a long way in improving the river's condition. It's funny to see Hinduism being bashed in such ignorant manner... whatever happened to being civil. Education doesn't play any part in such activities, control is what matters.. People should first know what Hinduism asks to do instead of doing what they want to do and then say "It's in my religion, what can i do? "
The beaches are awesome but I wish that we could do the same for our two rivers .Dont be...you've got the Marina beach, which is also really awesome :cheers:
I go there everytime I visit Chennai.
Amphibious bus looks somewhat like this :-Now enjoy water sports in Sabarmati river
AHMEDABAD: For those wanting to enjoy water sports adventure, here is a good news, Chief Minister will on Wednesday inaugurate water sports activities and a walk way.
The water sports and walk way are set up as a part of the the Sabarmati riverfront project. Ahmedabad city Mayor Asit Vora said that the walkway at the riverfront will be thrown open to the public by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on August 15. The ceremony will be held at 6 PM at the riverfront area near Vallabh Sadan on Ashram road.
Modi will dedicate a lower walkway of Sabarmati river front on 15th of August. A walkway is 7 km long on western side of the river and 6 km long on eastern side of the river.
According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) office bearers, 26 water rides will also be started in Sabarmati river front. Of them 25 will be launched on 15 August itself, while one Am-phibious bus (a bus that can be operated in water and on road too) ride will be launched in the month of September.
Ticket rate for a ride in speed boat (total four) will be Rs 100, water craft (one) Rs 100, motor boat (four) Rs 20, Jet ski water scooter (one) Rs 200, pedal boat (15 minutes, total ten) Rs 15, Zorbing-water bubbles (five) Rs 60.
The AMC has planned to launch ferry service between Vadaj Dad-hichi Rushi over bridge to Vasna river bridge. A dream run event will be held for runners at 4.30 pm on river front walkway between Vallabh Sadan and Vasna barrage and back.