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Government to show Mohenjo Daro to all state CMs so that they learn drain management from the ancient city

02, Aug 2016 By Ransa

New Delhi: With the recent Flooding of roads in Gurugram, Faridabad, Bengaluru, Delhi etc. once again the issue of water logging and better drain management is being highlighted. Every major city in the country is crying out for better drain management and finally, the government has decided to do something about it.

Mohenjo Daro
Mohenjo Daro, Coming soon to a CM Office near you

Union minister for urban development, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu has announced that government will be using the upcoming Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohenjo Daro to teach drain management to Indian states. The ancient settlement of Mohenjo Daro is known for its excellent drainage system and government is hoping that present day administrators learn something from it.

Addressing the media persons in Delhi, Mr. Naidu said, “You can see the state of our infrastructure today. It rains for 1 hour and roads are flooded. Whether it is North India or South India, this problem unites us all. Some people are swimming to work, some are catching fish in the streets, this situation is unacceptable. Therefore, we needed to take drastic measures. Sometimes you have to look back, to move forward and we decided to look at Mohenjo daro. We have spoken to Ashutosh Gowarikar and asked him to organize a special screening of Mohenjo Daro for all state CMs so that they can observe their infrastructure and learn a thing or two about drain management.”

“We all know Mohenjo Daro had one of the best water management systems and was one of the best planned cities of ancient times. Our politicians will watch the movie and will learn some insight into the techniques used by them in the movie. This should help prepare us better for next year’s Monsoons”, Mr. Naidu added.

When contacted for his reaction, Mr. Ashutosh Gowarikar expressed his happiness at this decision. He said, “I think it is good that government is using my films for education purposes. Next, they should show Lagaan to our cricket team to teach them a thing or two about beating England, test series against them is coming up soon.”

All CMs have been communicated that they have to assemble in Delhi for this special screening on the 12th of this month. Some CMs have also been informed that this time, they have to watch the movie to learn, not to review.