The rath was welcomed in Lakhisarai amid mild monsoon drizzle. To have a glimpse of the Rath, the local residents were quite excited. They performed ‘aarti’.

The rath was welcomed by people of all-ages including women and children. With chants of ‘Har Har Gange’ echoing in the air, the people offered flowers on the rath.
 
Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya performed ‘aarti’ and a gathering was organized at the school’s auditorium to spread message of cleansing Ganga.

After the rath reached Ashok Dham, it received a rousing welcome. Apart from ‘aarti’, a pledge ceremony to cleanse the water of River Ganga was also organized.

JPN/Bureau

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