An one on one with politicians and a few presentations by environmentalists, research scholars and activists in the field made the Town Hall at IIT an interesting afternoon .Haiyya ,an organization of youth along with Urja created this quenching of citizen’s thirst in respect to what is happening this election 2019 about environmental issues ?Who is answerable .Members from three political parties the BJP,Congress and AAP answered a volley of questions of the audience .It was a fiery interaction .
Questions were put across concerning thermal plant’s
toxic pollution effecting Okhla area ,air pollution levels in Delhi ,stubble burning and construction chaos .The odd even was also highlighted by the AAP member .
Environment activist Kavita Ashok’s said that we must vote only for the party which promises to show us what agenda they have for fighting air pollution and the concerning challenges . We need to check their work record in the past years to see if they genuinely show promise .Environment has been sidelined for long now ,she added ! She urged the citizens to work hand in hand with the government and step out and vote wisely .
Youth is an integral part of any economy’s growth ,sustainability and a huge vote bank too .With the elections round the corner various political parties and their gurus are trying to woo this massive vote bank in their favor .
But the yuva of today is educated and aware -he uses social media ,follows the news and is politically savvy ! An interesting program organized by the National Youth Parliament and First Time voter .org was a debate of sorts -with questions from the audience and rounding up the experts of many fields .It was held at the Constitution Club Of India .Topics burning for an answer like -Are democratic institutions free ?Women in parliament ,Forget Climate change we want growth !Free media cannot control fake news !set the momentum of the youth energy .
Students ,budding journalists and experienced adults all expressed with freedom of speech -like a democracy should be ! Kavita Ashok rounded up two debates -on eon fakir’s media and the other on climate change . Answering a young debaters query she mentioned dhow a single person can make a difference ! She shared how her PIL for noise pollution in Kedarnath filed with the NGT got a sanction of 250 crores from the centre government to the Uttarakhand gov an da ropeway has been sanctioned to the shrine .Th ehelicopters making noise in the wild life sanctuary are being monitored for height of flight and noise created . She encouraged the youth to be the change they want to see . The other experts encouraged the young voters to step out and cast their vote in the coming elections .
A fest held at Ramanujam college ,Delhi to mark the International Women’s day was an amalgamation of music, comedy ,qawwali ,lectures ,plantation and eats !
NGO Tree for Life presented tree saplings to the college students to plant them on the campus . T-shirts were given to the volunteers of the women development and gender awareness cells of the college .Some students of SRCC college turned up to support Kavita Ashok in her endeavor of women security ,education ,health and awareness on this day .
Big sign boards were put up by my NGO Tree for Life where thousands signed in to show support for the cause .The Principal Dr S P Aggarwal and Focus News Chief Editor Shri Chandrashekhar ji also inspired students to respect and value women in the society .
It was a full day ,closing it with a qawwali and presenting a plant and t-shirt to standup comic Manish Tyagi .I got to exchange my ground work experience in the field with the youth through a short speech and a day full of selfies with the young turks !
Pictures speak louder than words .A free health checkup camp organized by my NGO Tree for Life in association with Metro hospital at Kalkaji .This was inclusive of 9 bastis and slums around the area .
Successful effort ,as more number of women than men showing a positive increase in health awareness in women during the course of last 5 years .
Complete heart checkup with ECG ,blood pressure ,sugar levels ,weight ,height ,nutrition and a consult with a general physician -these were the facilities . I engaged a lot of women in talk about how they should take care of their menstural hygiene ,health ,nutrition making them understand that only if they are healthy can they be able to do justice and take care of their family .
We dedicated this camp and the blessings generated to our soldiers fighting on the LOC ,India Pakistan an date safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartman !
My country stands shocked at the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir .Forty two brave CRPF jawans sacrificed to the hatred of the terrorirm when a vehicle loaded with explosives rams into a CRPF bus .The forces were being mobilized .
The whole nation mourns this act of terrorism .Today morning 12 IAF planes barge into the Pak territory blasting terror camps .Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that all political parties vowed to end the common menace of terrorism .
We salute the soldiers ,pilots and naval staff -all for their bravery and dedication .Jai Hind .Hoping for a peaceful solution before more destruction is caused by a war .
Human rights are the basic tools for a happy existence -let us vow this year 2018 ,in harmony with the UNESCO theme ,that of -” Standing up for someone’s rights “.
Organized with 120 NGO”s and other small organizations this athletic olympiad at Janakpuri ,New Delhi was one happy occasion .With 2100 special kids on the ground of Bharti college ,22nd December will be a day to remember with races and games ,prizes and medals to the winners and participants .
NGO Tree for Life gave their T-shirts, pledging the children to keep their environment clean and green .Some Neem tree saplings were also gifted to encourage plantation .A beautiful celebration of the supremest thought !