I am the River Ganga. I rise from the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas and cross the Siwalik range near Hardwar. I am swift and full of current in the upland. As I enter the plain land I become slower. My sister Yamuna joins me at Allahabad. Other rivers which join me are the Gomti, Ghaghara, Gandak and Kosi. Chambal and Betwa, the tributaries of Yamuna also come and join me. I flow with renewed vigor as the Son and the Damodar meet me. Then I turn south-east and flow into West Bengal and Bangladesh. Here I divide into small distributaries and form the Sundarban delta. At last my journey ends as I enter the Bay of Bengal.I am a sacred river to the Hindus. They worship me. I am used for industrial and domestic purposes. You utilize me for transport and irrigation facilities. I am your friend. I make your land fertile by depositing slit on my bed. But when I am angry I flood your lands. You are trying to harness me by erecting dams. But you are also polluting me. If you want me to serve you for your benefit, check my pollution. Remember, men will come and go but I will go on forever. So save me for the future generation.