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ONGC Swachhta Pakhwada

ONGC flags off Clean Himalaya Expedition to inaugurate Swachhta Pakhwada

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NEW DELHI, JULY 03 : Energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) flagged off the Clean Himalaya Expedition to mark the beginning of the Swachhta Pakhwada this year.

The inauguration

Dr Alka Mittal, Director (HR), ONGC flagging off Clean Himalaya Expeditipon on July 1, 2019 at ONGC corporate office, New Delhi.

The cleanliness drive shall target cleaning of mountains in three Himalayan regions- Kedarnath and Khaliya Top-Munsiyari in Uttarakhand, and Dharamshala –Mcleodganj in Himachal. The expedition was flagged off by Dr Alka Mittal, Director (HR), ONGC on July 1, 2019 at ONGC corporate office.

Cleanliness

The cleanliness drive will especially involve cleaning of the mountain area and river belts in low and high altitudes and glaciers where rivers originate as these regions witness heavy tourist footfalls.

The idea of the drive is to generate awareness among tourists regarding the importance of cleanliness as it is critically linked to the ecological balance of the Himalayas. The improved sanitary conditions shall further benefit the locals and tourists alike.

'Living Infinite

"Imagination is haunted by the swiftness of the creatures that live on the mountain - eagle and peregrine falcon, red deer and mountain hare. The reason for their swiftness is severely practical: food is so scarce up there that only those who can move swiftly over vast stretches of ground may hope to survive. The speed, the whorls and torrents of movement, are in plain fact the mountain's own necessity. But their grace is not necessity. Or if it is - if the swoop, the parabola, the arrow-flight of hooves and wings achieve their beauty by strict adherence to the needs of function - so much the more is the mountain's integrity vindicated. Beauty is not adventitious but essential." ― Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain

A world

"I cut all day and I squared all night And I thought I'd mined the mountain's might Then I saw all my work by the bright dawn light The mountain was the world and my labor a mite" ― Shannon Hale, Princess Academy

Feeling of elation

"Why is it, we may ask, that the walker is so often attracted to the hill-top, and what is the reason for the emotion which he experiences in the far view, with its effect upon thought and feeling and imagination? … For them [the hill-walker and the mountain climber] the mountain track symbolises the way of the soul's ascension. There is implanted deep within the human heart the desire to ascend … It is to the heavens above, declaring the Glory of God, that the psalmist first points us, then to the firmament as showing His handiwork … It is the working in us of a great benevolent Spirit that sends us to the high places, there to experience this feeling of elation with all that it brings to life consciousness, and physical and spiritual enjoyment." ― Grant, Will