Photo: Samrat Roy
Landfill update: Now, over to yoga to get the PM's attention

Posted: Jun 21, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

It was an unusual sight — thousands, including women, children, senior citizens, villagers, residents, could be seen in yoga positions in the early morning hours at Sector 123, Noida. Most of them were wearing masks to be able to bear the terrible stench of the garbage.

It’s the International Day of Yoga, and this is what the residents did to draw attention of the prime minister towards their plight.   

Their challenge on this day to both the PM and the CM? If you could, do yoga with us in Sector 123 — try and breathe through the stench!

The dumping at the site has just begun, but with no rains, things have become unbearable.

Residents, reiterating their demand, appealed to the CM to keep his word, and ensure that a 2-km distance is maintained between the landfill site and any human habitation.

They also want the site to be turned into a sports complex.  

Here are glimpses of the day:


People come out in thousands to gather at Sector 123 


Protesters, including children, gather at the site; a child is seen holding a symbolic oxygen mask


Protesters perform various asanas at the site


Senior citizens too were not to be left behind


Women, wearing masks, joined in the yoga protests



TAGS: Sector 123 / Landfill Site / International Yoga Day / Residents / PM Narendra Modi / CM / Noida / Noida News