Nearly 750 school children across Delhi NCR gathered to mark 'Aravalli Day' in the Aravalli forest in Gurugram. With their face painted as fauna species that live in Aravallis, children protested in the Aravalli region and hugged trees in a symbolic 'CHIPKO' movement and made a human chain to save the mountain range in the country.
They brought attention to how threatened the home of these animals is. They highlighted the need to protect the forest range, 1/3rd of which has already been damaged by mining also took a sacred oath to save the Aravallis.
Students4Aravallis is the youth brigade of the Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement working to save North India's critical water recharge zone, climate regulator, green lungs, and wildlife habitat.
Here are some visuals from the special event-