The river of death!!!
Bengal - a distance of approximately 2,500 kilometres. For India's more than
one billion Hindus, the Ganges is a holy river. They believe that bathing in
the Ganges cleanses them of sin, and many also cremate their deceased and
spread the ashes on the holy river.
In recent years, India has experienced tremendous economic growth and it
spends billions of dollars on defence. Nonetheless, there are still millions of
people in India facing extreme poverty.
Many of them live in tin sheds and have no access to sanitary facilities, and children growing up under these conditions inevitably have poor prospects with regard to education and work.
In contrast, children in middle class and upper class neighbourhoods grow up in much greater affluence, attending schools that provide them with a world class education.