On Air Force Day on October 8, three swimmers, Wing Commander Paramvir Singh, Sergeant Gullupilli Narahari and Sergeant Saripilli Srihari will plunge into the river Ganga at Devprayag and start swimming.
They will swim 2,800 km to Gangasagar and the expedition, called Ganga Avahan, should take 35 days.
The campaign was launched at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, Nilgiris, to promote Swachh Bharat. It is partnered by the Ministry of Urban Development. The Commandant of DSSC, Lt. Gen. S.K. Gadeock, AVSM, and the Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, flagged off the event on October1.