Shraddha Shukla is swimming 550 km to save the Ganga
Shukla is currently swimming through the swollen waters of the Ganga to raise awareness about the need to clean the river
She is only 11, but Shraddha Shukla of Kanpur has already earned the sobriquet of "Nanhi Jalpari" (Little Mermaid) for the feats she has achieved and the one she has set her sights on. Shukla is currently swimming through the swollen waters of the Ganga to raise awareness about the need to clean the river. She intends to swim a distance of 550 km from Kanpur to Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
That's like running 13 Olympic marathons of 42.195 km each. She aims to complete the journey in seven days. Sporting a blue swimsuit, Shukla took the plunge ...
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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:19 IST