Concept & Choreography: Tanusree Shankar
Music: Ananda Shankar
Ganga is the beginning of life in India, the symbol of its holiest traditions. From its source, Gangotri, the Ganga proceeds clean and sparkling, resplendent and glorious in its natural beauty – majestic and holy. It finds its winding way, nourishing the land around and nurturing life. The rippling waters give joy to the boatmen and all who revel in its glory. Its clean sparkling water is sanctifying and is considered holy.
As it proceeds through the plains, the Ganga gets progressively polluted and dirty. Its beauty is marred, its holiness defiled by industry and commerce. Refuse and wastes are dumped into the river. The water is no longer clean. Effluent and silt play havoc. The water is made foul. It is contaminated by toxic industrial wastes, with factories spilling out poisonous chemicals into the once sacred GANGA.
As the polluted Ganga swirls and swells on its murky way to the seas, this victim of modern day civilization cries out to each of us of the human race, to spare it the indignity of pollution. Let us not be callous to its lamentations. Let all of us wake up and fight against this man made problem or else it will be harmful, not only for us, but also for the future generation.