Work On River

Sant Seechewal mobilized numberless people (Sangat) round the globe for the voluntary kar sewa of rejuvenation of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s historic river Kali Bein, 160-km long tributary of the Beas, flowing through Doaba, the fertile central part of Punjab, known as the Granary of India. When Sant Seecyewal began the kar sewa in July 2000, the Kali Bein river was on the verge of death due to worst type of domestic and industrial pollution. Sant Seechewal, with the help of his Sangat, has cleared hyacinth and silt out of the bed of river, restored flow of clean water in it and beautified it with flowers and fruit trees, bathing ghats and bricked roads on its banks, transforming it into a picnic spot where the religious pilgrims, students and tourists from India and abroad come daily in large numbers to have a glimpse of its beauty.

Work On Underground sewerage System

Sant Seechewal has devised an underground sewerage system which is low-cost and indigenously modeled, but very effective, durable and easy to install. The efficacy of this system has been attested by its practical installation in more than 50 villages and towns. In this system, sewage waters are stored in a pond, treated in natural way and, then, supplied for agricultural use. This process promotes organic farming and saves farmers’ money on fertilizers and irrigation. The farmers of the area who, being crop-less and poor, were compelled to commit suicides, are glad to have a taste of prosperity as a result of Sant Seechewal’s kar sewa of the river.

Work On the Roads

Often remembered as “Baba of Roads”, Sant Seechewal has built thousands of kms of roads in backwards areas, which has set in a new era of faster economic and social development in this area.Work 

Awareness about the Kali Bein

Although due to above mentioned reasons, the Kali Bein was on its way to death, yet it remained alive in the hearts of the people. It was mentioned with great devotion in the works of the artists, poets and writers. For example, in their epics about Guru Nanak, Avtar Singh Azad (Vishav Noor, Second ed.1970), Inderjit Singh Tulsi (Param Purakh, 1970), Prof. Mohan Singh (Nanakayan, 1971), etc., paint beautiful pictures of Kali Bein. Till that time, the Kali Bein had not yet become victim to the corrupt practices of our society. When the deterioration began, the people concerned about environment and interested in Guru Nanak's philosophy felt pained. They made some attempts to protect the Kali Bein from impending danger. But their efforts were too small, isolated and unsystematic to be befitting rejoinder to the invasion of forces of deterioration. Sant Kartar Singh Ji made an attempt to construct bathing Ghats on the banks of the Bein in 1969, on the occasion of 5th centenary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday. Manav Vikas Manch Kapurthala tried to clean the Bein at some places. Brig. (Retd.) Sukhjit Singh, MVC, Maharaja of erstwhile Kapurthala state, took some interest in raising the issue of cleaning the Bein at the government level in 1983. In 2000, Sh. V.K. Singh, the then D.C. of Kapurthala, in association with Guru Nanak Sacred Bein Restoration Committee,  surveyed e Bein to get some  water released into it from Mukerian Hydel Channel.

            Some N.G.O.'s like Dharat Suhavi, Chowgirda Bachao Committee, Punjabi Sath Lambra, etc. also became active and started holding meetings  to discuss how to protect the pious Bein in particular and save the environment in general. However their work was more theoretical or intellectual than practical.