Noida: Will good sense prevail on the authorities after seeing these sketches?
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Noida: Will good sense prevail on the authorities after seeing these sketches?

Twenty sketches by children that express their dissent against Noida Authority's decision to shift a garbage site to Sector 123 shall be sent to the central and state government in a bid to persuade them to intervene and roll back the decision.

Noida: Will good sense prevail on the authorities after seeing these sketches?

Now children living in residential societies of six sectors in Noida ( Sector 117, Sector 118, Sector 119, Sector 120, Sector 121 and Sector 122) have joined a campaign against the setting up of a garbage dump in their vicinity.

Today, these children aged between 3 and 15, participated in a drawing competition organised by Homes 121, a residential society of Sector 121 to express their opposition to the Noida Authority’s decision of shifting a garbage dump from Sector 138 A to Sector 123. 

The sketches and paintings created in the course of the competition highlighted the health hazards and other problems,which the garbage dump would result in. 

A plethora of problems were depicted vividly through the sketches and this gave ample indication of the imagination and presentation skills of the participating children.

Neha Kapoor, a resident of Homes 121 and one of the event organisers, told City Spidey that she had tried to convince and enthuse children from other societies to also take part in the event. “The best 20 sketches shall be sent to the state and central government. We shall make a book of these sketches and then send to government bodies, with a request that the decision on the garbage dump is rolled back,” she said.

For nearly a month now, residents from Sector 117 to Sector 122 have been protesting against the Noida Authority and demanding that the decision of relocating the garbage site is withdrawn.

Incidentally, on November 12, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma, assured them that their demand would be addressed. However, residents complain that Noida Authority is going ahead with its proposal.

Residents have also questioned Noida Authority’s decision to dump waste near residential clusters and the Hindon riverbed. “We are talking to all concerned residents to come out against this illegal move. About half a dozen housing complexes and three villages are located near the proposed garbage dump,” Abhay Pandey, a resident said.

The drawing competition had the following prize winners:

First prize- Geet, Arav, Ritvik

Second Prize- Aahana Agarwal and Avishi Jain

Third Prize- Soumil Kumar