Dwarka residents yesterday led the citizen’s campaign to save 16,000 trees from being felled at Sarojini Nagar. Representatives from various organisations, such as Green Circle and Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi (SDKS), led the protests.
Anil Kumar Parashar of Green Circle, who led the protests at the site, said, “We have to save these trees from felling. We are carrying out the campaign in our own locality as well to make it more effective.”
Dwarkites participated in various activities at the spot, including making posters and banners. And most importantly, they carpooled to South Delhi.
Protesters from other parts of Delhi joined in as well. To protect the trees from being cut at night, they formed night patrol groups.
Parashar said Green Circle will move National Green Tribunal (NGT) today or tomorrow to file a petition in support of the petition filed by NGO Chetna, which initiated the whole campaign.
City Spidey spoke to vice-president of SDKS, SS Mann. He said, “Residents of Delhi must raise their voice against any such thoughtless felling of trees. No development can be acceptable at the cost of environment. We will be carrying out an awareness campaign in Dwarka to support the movement in Delhi.”