Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State (I/C) for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today launched Doordarshan’s travelogue programme ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’ being anchored by a well-known actor, Rajeev Khandelwal. ‘Meri Ganga Quiz’ series was also launched on the occasion. The travelogue and quiz series on Doordarshan is funded by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under Namami Gange programme.Addressing the gathering Shri Gadkari said that Clean Ganga Mission is progressing well and a lot of improvement is now visible. Referring to the ongoing Kumbh in Prayagraj, Shri Gadkari said that he has been receiving lots of positive feedback from Kumbh Mela pilgrims. He added that government alone cannot achieve the objective of Clean Ganga and stressed on the need of participation from people from all walks of life.Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulated Doordarshan for the effort of partnering with NMCG to work on the cause of Ganga Rejuvenation.
He hoped that the travelogue series would be interactive and stories about Ganga would reach every household in the country through this programme.‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’ is an account of the spiritual, religious, cultural and socio economic heritage of River Ganga and its present ecological condition. The travelogue that covers Ganga’s journey from Gomukh to Ganga Sagar will go on air from 2nd February 2019, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm on DD National.The 21 episode series is embedded with many take-home messages for the viewers on the need of rejuvenating Ganga. With abundant research inputs, the show will highlight the present situation of Ganga in terms of cleanliness along with the call for action to the people.NMCG along with Doordarshan has also designed a quiz titled ‘Meri Ganga’ which tries to cover school children from all zones of India in order to trigger curiosity in the younger generation and to encourage them to take up the cause. The 16-episode quiz series will be telecast on DD National from 2nd February 2019 every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.