Noida: On the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day, women members from the Dawoodi Bohra community gifted upcycled plastic planters to Usha Kiran Study Centre in Sector 141, Noida.
It was part of the community’s worldwide campaign ‘Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution’.
The women volunteers are part of Happy Nests, which is an initiative to build a strong network of Dawoodi Bohra women from all walks of life and varied skills to come together with a focus to work towards a healthier and safer environment.
“This pandemic has provided us an opportunity to revisit our relationship with nature and its ecosystems. It has reminded us of the importance of reducing waste and adopting a more circular lifestyle,” a Happy Nests member Batul Shakir said.
“Moved by this urgency, our volunteers are undertaking a host of events to empower and educate women to repurpose plastic waste into decorative pieces and artefacts,” he added.
Under a global campaign titled 'Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution', Bohra volunteers across different towns and cities in India and abroad are cleaning beaches and rivers alongside undertaking local waste segregation programs.