The initiative, which began from a park behind New Kanchanjunga Apartments in Sector 23, is the brainchild of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi, a voluntary senior citizens’ group.
In a bid to make Dwarka plastic free, Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi (SDKS) — a voluntary senior citizens’ group — came together today morning to clean the park behind New Kanchanjunga Apartments in Sector 23.
The silvers were joined by the residents and children of the area. SKDS is committed to making Sectors 22 and 23 plastic free.
The members of the group said that the aim of the drive is to spread awareness and sensitize the onlookers towards the plastic menace.
“The campaign takes inspiration from this year’s World Environment Day theme — Beat Plastic Pollution — which was hosted by India on June 5. The campaign will run till October 2,” said Prem Bihari Mishra, general secretary of SDKS, and a resident of Chitrakoot Apartments in Sector 22.
The members added that even after the campaign ends they will carry on with their mission. “We will continue making all efforts until both the sectors are plastic free,” Mishra asserted.
During the campaign, the members aim to clean up main roads, footpaths, parks and markets.
Secretary of SDKS and a resident of New Kanchanjunga Apartments, DC Mathur, said, “Today, we cleaned up one park. Going forward, we will cover all the parks that come under the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Development Authority.”