Mathura, Apr 8 (PTI) Social activist Madhu Mangal Shukla has demanded handing over the maintenance of Yamuna Ghats in Vrindavan to the Archaeological Survey of India for their proper upkeep.
“Ghats are losing their glory…the basic purpose of their construction by kings is being defeated owing to their neglect,” he said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said if the Ghats are properly protected and maintained by the ASI, it will attract domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Citing the example of Bihar Ghat, unearthed recently along with 24 stairs, by residents of Vrindavan, he said, it not only has become attraction for local residents as well as domestic tourists but daily aarati of “Giriraj Mahraj and Goverdhan Nath in the shape of Shila (flat round shaped piece of stone) unearthed at the Ghat gives solace to hundreds of pilgrims daily.”
The proper management of Ghats may also result in employment to local people, the letter stressed.
At present the Ghats are maintained by the municipality.
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