Braj overview

The objective of the Braj overview is to evaluate the overall health situation Also how the local people and authorities are maintaining the different areas. In the minute something very nasty shows up, a we immediately submit a report. We do it so at least the people who are responsible feel embarrassed and sometimes even stop those bad habits. For example, in Vrindavan people burn plastic which is a health hazard since children sometimes get a stick to play with it. This is very dangerous because of the toxic substances that come out from the burning plastic. This action makes people sick.

child collecting and transporting garbage.
The rate of pollution is very high. Children are collecting garbage too.

We have already inspected different areas of the Braj. Whoever is interested in improving the cleanliness and maintenance of the holy places can take action. We can go review forest by forest and shrine by shrine and submit a report. If we find that any place is at great risk or has difficulties, others can become aware of the situation and come to help. In places where there is small and middle sized garbage or waste, the local people can be responsible for collecting them.

We visited the Akrura Ghat and witnessed the beautiful development of the temple. Right next to the most beautiful development, the crops are being irrigated with toxic substances. These later contaminate the people of Vrindavan in the form of poisoned sabjis (preparation made with vegetables).

How we do the Braj overview

For the Braj overview we are sending our own representatives to each area and in some places we even have permanent observers. For instance Lalita Madhava das in Radha Kunda or Shyam das at the Yatipur of Govardhan Hill. We also are travelling to investigate important shrines like Belvan, Raval and Prem Sarovar. At these places regular garbage collection is taking place through our own effort.

But all this effort is not sufficient and everybody should become part of the solution. Anybody visiting the holy places should not leave any garbage behind. Always be conscious of helping increase awareness of the need to preserve the holy places.