Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Sekhawat and Minister of State for Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel today launched the Season-2 of ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’. The show has been brought back by Doordarshan, in association with National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG.
The mesmerizing & inspiring ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’
The 26-episode travelogue series relays the message of the need of rejuvenating River Ganga while also informing about the efforts of the Government to clean Ganga – presented in a unique and interesting format. While part 1 of ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’ spread the message of river pollution, part 2 focuses on crucial issue of water conservation.
The idea of the show is to travel with Ganga and its major tributaries like the Alaknanda, Yamuna & Gandak to cover various heritage rich destinations along the banks of these rivers.
This popular show, which has already dealt with the issues of river pollution & rejuvenation, would be a perfect platform to bring in a behavioral change in people for treating water as an invaluable resource & taking constructive measures to conserve the water resources around them.
Highlights of Launch Event
The launch event began with the Lighting of the Lamp ceremony by the ministers. This was followed by the inaugural address by DG, Doordarshan, Mayank Aggarwal who asserted that the objective of this program is to present spiritual and socio-economic heritage and talk & convey about the ecological condition of river Ganga. This was followed by brief speeches and addresses by others including DG, NMCG, Rajeev Ranjan Mishra, Lead actor of the show Rajeev Khandelwal, I&B Minister and the Jal Shakti Ministers.
“The last season of #RagRagMeinGanga gained huge popularity reaching over 2 Crore viewers, and given the public demand we are back with Rag Rag Mein Ganga season 2… In Season 2, we will discuss in detail about 26 cities & villages settled near Ganga, wetlands, as well as Flora & Fauna around this river. It will also focus on protection of Dolphins.” – DG, Doordarshan, Mayank Aggarwal
“Rag Rag Mein Ganga Season 2 captures critical & significant wetlands, biodiversity in these areas & their protection thereof. It will also feature intricacies regarding agricultural cultivation near Ganga.” – DG, NMCG, Rajeev Ranjan Mishra
“I would appreciate The Ministry of Jal Shakti which has with dedication worked on National Mission for Clean Ganga, realising the potential of public participation. There is no doubt that ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga 2’ will be a huge success…. Even sitting here, I felt like I’m sitting somewhere on the banks of Ganga. I felt connected,” – I&B minister Anurag Thakur
“I’m not a religious person at all. But ever since I became a part of this show, I have become absolutely religious about Ganga,” – Rajeev Khandelwal, lead actor of the show
“The making of Season 2 of any show means that the first part has been a huge success, & the same can be said for ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga 2’. Ganga has always been significant to India from historical & economic point of view,” – Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Sekhawat
“Dedicated to Amrit Mahotsav of 75 years of India’s Independence, Season 2 of Rag Rag Mein Ganga will rightly focus on important tributaries of river Ganga such as the Yamuna, the Gandak, etc.,” – Minister of State for Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel
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Rag Rag Mein Ganga, Season 2 – Trailer
While part 1 of ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’ spread the message of river pollution, part 2 focuses on crucial issue of water conservation. Click on the link below to watch the trailer of Season 2, which is set to start from 21st August 2021, every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm on DD National.