Talk about an important river or lake of your country.
Which water body is that?
How do you know about it?
Why does it impress you so much?
- India is very prosperous with various water bodies.
- 2/3rd of India boundaries are covered with water and major by India Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
- There are numerous rivers and lakes in my country.
- But there are mainly seven rivers which are worshiped as goddesses, that are Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Godavari, Narmada, Sindhu, and Kaveri.
- But here, I would like to talk about Sabarmati River, as it is the river which passes through my hometown, Ahmedabad.
- Sabarmati River originates in the Aravalli Range of the Udaipur District of Rajasthan and meets the Gulf of Cambay of Arabian Sea after travelling 371 km in a south-westerly direction across Rajasthan and Gujarat.
- There is a religious history behind this river. It says that Lord Shiva brought the goddess Ganga to Gujarat and that caused the Sabarmati River to come into being.
- Ancient name of Sabarmati River was Bhogwa.
- Ahmedabad, the industrial capital of Gujarat state was established on the bank of river Sabarmati.
- The soil on the bank of river Sabarmati is rich in nutrition.
- During India's independence struggle, Mahatma Gandhi established Sabarmati Ashram as his home on the banks of this river.
- Many water reservoirs are built on Sabarmati. Among them Dharoi dam is famous.
- Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of Sabarmati River in Ahmadabad.
- It is one of the most successful project of Gujarat state.
- Also, it has succeeded in restoring the city’s relationship with its river.
- Riverfront is capable of hosting numerous cultural and educational events and leisure activities.
- Also there are large public parks and plazas and a few areas for commercial and retail development.
- The view of the riverfront is very beautiful and it can relax one’s mind, therefore I frequently visit Sabarmati River.
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