Dwarka: Senior citizens pledge for a better environment
Taking forward the spirit of World Environment Day, which was celebrated on June 5, senior citizens from Dwarka along with members of social organization, Sukh Dekh Ke Sathi (SDKS), celebrated a week dedicated to spreading environmental awareness and conservation.
The group organized various activities for the community focusing on the importance of taking care of environment such as plantation drive, cutting down noise pollution and water conservation. Young children were also made aware of how they can contribute to all this.
A ‘Walk and talk’ activity was organized by SDKS for children at DDA park, behind IFCI Apartment in Sector 23, where children interacted with organization members on the importance of planting trees and taking care of them.
SS Mann, vice president of SDKS, and SL Langer, a member, told the children about the various aspects of taking care of plants and later also organized a quiz contest.
In another important effort, the members of SDKS and RWAs of the area carried out a campaign against noise pollution and urged commuters to observe “no honking.”
DC Mathur, general secretary of SDKS, said, “We want everyone to worry about the deteriorating condition of our environment and make efforts to improve it. Now onwards, till the end of monsoon we will be carrying out plantation activities in the area.”
To mark the end of the environment week, a get-together was organised at park behind Manish Mall in Sector 22, where eminent RTI and environment activist, Ramesh Mumukshu, talked about the key issued related to environment.