Holy men participating in the ongoing Kumbh Mela have come forward to create awareness about global warming.
The group of holy men, belonging to different Akharas (sects), have taken on the responsibility of spreading awareness about global warming at the fête and working towards recycling waste matter.
Mahant Ravindranand Giri of the Shri Panch Dashnam Akhara, who has been working for the cause since many years, says his job has now become easier as people are aware of the term 'Global Warming'.
"See, the term 'Global Warming' which came from America, has been known to people only since the last four to five years, but as I have been working for the last 28 to 29 years, I kept on saying we should save the nature and the environment. I used to work for this cause and today my work has become easier as everyone is already aware of the term 'Global Warming'," said Giri.
The famous holy man, Pilot Baba, however, said it is very difficult for human beings to control global warming.
"Man can bring little changes with his activities. If we stop cutting trees, they show three to four trees which have not been cut. What about the hundreds of thousands of them which are cut in the forests? What about the glaciers which are melting? How will we stop them? Everybody says they will stop driving vehicles to get rid of carbon dioxide, it is not possible. The whole world will stop functioning if this is done, the whole development process will come to an end," said Pilot Baba.
This group of holy men collects garbage, such as plastic bottles and bags, which is then sent to New Delhi for being recycled.
The aim of these holy men is to rid the world of global warming. Their efforts have brought together many people attending the fête, who are helping them in their cause.