It was heartening to see the youth of the city come together to join hands for a purpose. 19th Feb saw Delhi witness the biggest educational awareness drive, PHD Swachh Paryavaran Campaign which composed of a rally by around 5000 students and civic bodies like PHD management, RWAs etc from all around Delhi NCR.
It was organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organization working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.
Various NGO’s such as Tamana, Navjyoti, apart from various schools etc stepped up to support the awareness drive. India Vision Foundation and PHD Family Welfare Foundation also came ahead to take part and support the cause.
The rally was a vision with beautiful, colorful Tableaus and Jhaankis with students atop in colorful costumes, dancers, animal forms, and informative displays. The students marched holding placards, banners, props, head gears etc, they also took to face painting with environmental themes to convey the message of environment awareness. The cyclists, school bands and choir teams also added to the entertainment factor.
The major theme of the rally was Environment Awareness with underlying sub-themes like water conservation, pollution, afforestation & recycling. Keeping with the theme of the event, another major issue that was taken up and brought forward is animal life affected due to Environment degradation.
The rally was held, graced by the Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting , Government of India Encouraged by the enthusiasm of the students Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, “Some of the greatest threats facing the planet as of 2017 are climate change and global warming. It is high time that we all wake up and fight this. Though PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is associated with a number of awareness driven causes, but the aim of this initiative is only to elucidate the importance of CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, so that we all can make this world a better place to live in.”
Mr GS Singhvi, Chairman, Organizing Committee further added “We have got a tremendous response from various organizations and Institutions to support our cleanliness campaign. In the last few months Our theme “Swachh Hawa Shudh Jal, Swastha Rahega Hamara Kal” has already spread across the audience in an entertaining way in the form of Flash Mob, Inter school play competition, Painting competition. With this rally, we are making another attempt to appeal every youth to be a part of this campaign”.
Such initiatives need to be more frequent to make people aware of the issues affecting their surroundings and motivating them to do something about it.