The picture of a “flying boat” in Meghalaya, which has gone viral on social media, has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While mentioning the flying boat in his Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Modi said: “I have been watching on social media the picture of a flying boat in Meghalaya that is becoming viral.”
The water of the river is so clear that the river’s bed can be seen and the boat seems “floating in the air’.
“This picture catches our attention at the very first sight itself. Most of you must have certainly seen it online.”
“When we look closely at this boat floating in the air, we come to know that it is moving on the river water. The water of the river is so clear that we can see its bed and the boat seems to be floating in the air,” PM Modi said.
While stating that there are many states in our country, PM Modi said “there are many areas where people have preserved the colors of their natural heritage”.
“These people have kept the lifestyle of living in harmony with nature alive even today. This is an inspiration to all of us too.”
“Whatever natural resources are around us, we should save them, bring them back to their actual form. In this lies the interests of all of us; interests of the world,” Modi added.
The river in Meghalaya is Umngot, 100 km from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.
While sharing the picture of the boat, the Jal Shakti Ministry tweeted: “One of the cleanest rivers in the world. It is in India. River Umngot, 100 Kms from Shillong, in Meghalaya state. It seems as if the boat is in the air and the water is so clean and transparent. Wish all our rivers were as clean. Hats off to the people of Meghalaya,”
One of the cleanest rivers in the world. It is in India. River Umngot, 100 Kms from Shillong, in Meghalaya state. It seems as if the boat is in air; water is so clean and transparent. Wish all our rivers were as clean. Hats off to the people of Meghalaya. pic.twitter.com/pvVsSdrGQE— Ministry of Jal Shakti ?? #AmritMahotsav (@MoJSDoWRRDGR) November 16, 2021