Free Health camp – our effort !

Just winded up an extremely joyous free Health Canp for 17 Bastis of Govindpuri and Kaljaji area in New Delhi . Tree for Life , our organisation does these free checkup camps with many hospitals , this tine Metro Heart was our associate . Facilities of general checkup , diabetes and heart checkup were made available . ECG was also done at the venue .

It’s encouraging that the footfall increases with every camp which means awareness for preventive health has increased. With increasing air-pollution levels it’s a human right to have free health facilities . We do our humble effort by God’s grace .

The Team

Free Health camp – our effort !

Just winded up an extremely joyous free Health Canp for 17 Bastis of Govindpuri and Kaljaji area in New Delhi . Tree for Life , our organisation does these free checkup camps with many hospitals , this tine Metro Heart was our associate . Facilities of general checkup , diabetes and heart checkup were made available . ECG was also done at the venue .

It’s encouraging that the footfall increases with every camp which means awareness for preventive health has increased. Today’s footfall showed an increased number of youth who believed in preventive health and regular checkups . With increasing air-pollution levels it’s a human right to have free health facilities . We do our humble effort by God’s grace .

The Team

What will your children breathe ?

A serious issue can never be taken lightly . Let no authorities sideline the threat to posterity – the lack of clean air !

My talk with the women of Lions Club India was very reassuring . I was so happy that women are so aware , so conscious of the air-pollution crisis ! Each lady was interactive with a query and or remark during the session !

I addressed the causes of such high levels of air pollutants in India – who and what was creating this threat to our health . People were shocked with the number of diseases it causes in pregnant women , children and old people. This devil spares no one !

The latest policies , the role of WHO , the National Clean Air Programme were discussed . Citizen awareness and participation will surely put a lot of pressure on the people who are decision makers . We have promised to organise free health checkup camps with Lions club in the near future .

When you meet real heroes !

What better way to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti than meet and felicitate real Covid warriors ! Held on 2nd October this year ,2021 my NGO was part of a ceremony in Ghaziabad , Uttar Pradesh .

The Sikh community has done selfless and exceptional seva during Corona and the world knows about it . It was humbling to meet such amazing people and we realised that we did so little during the pandemic . Our tiny efforts for reaching out to lonely people , making meals or helping procure medicines or a bed in a hospital is nothing compared to what these people have done . Hats off !

To top it all , they became part of our #saynotosingleuse plastic campaign . We gave them cloth bags as part of our #noplasticbags campaign . This campaign celebrated its second year on 2nd Oct . We feel blessed to meet such amazing people on our journey for a better cleaner planet !

Is the food on your plate affecting the climate ?

Talking of holistic nutrition and well-being is a fad now ! Every one speaks organic ! How many actually think about the environment when they make a food choice ?

My article for #revue is a rebellious one ! It shatters the myth that what one eats is one’s own matter and in no way harms the planet !

We speak of growth while giving a backseat to agriculture . New crops and global markets are demanding new avenues while local produce is suffering ! Consumers are spoilt for choice and prices are touching the sky ! Greenhouse gas emissions , carbon from vehicles , untamed demand for exotic foods , untimely weather changes and mad advertising is driving the world crazy ! Sit up , speak up for your children and grandchildren before it’s too late !

Microplastics on your food plate !

My latest concern while campaigning for a #plasticfree economy is microplastics ! A hidden , sometimes camouflaged ingredient of our food ! Our children eat this in the packaged food , housewives are buying it in the fruits ,vegetables , poultry and seafood they purchase . Nobody is spared . The health hazards are many and ignorance is bliss here !

My article with AFT Media is an eye opener for the common man . The food industry knows very well about it but profits are huge so they turn a blind eye ! Next time you dip that tea bag in your warm cup of water , believe that thousands are microplastics are released in it . Consumer awareness will be a change maker . Let us shift from passive consumers to active decision makers ! Say No to Microplastics !

Is Climate Change affecting the food on your plate ?

With growing demand for food and blind consumerism which knows no bounds , we are heading for a crash of the food industry .

I was in a serious conversation this week with Parallel Lives Network and Docmedia centre ,UK about how agriculture is being affected by the ClimateCrisis and viceversa .
The fear is that the water wars of the world will be followed by food battles !

The education of crop rotation , limiting demand for food ,going local , noplastic packaging and consumer awareness seem like little steps but will go a long way in diminishing carbon emissions and heating up the planet .

Excessive rainfall , typhoons , melting glaciers , untimely snowfall , flooding are mere indicators of an upset earth !

India is a pioneer in using solar power in its farmlands , biogas and energy projects are subsidised and agriculture laws are being reviewed . There is a tumult of change coming .
Don’t you consider this a climate shock that farmers in Napa valley are watering their vineyards with dirty water and spraying sunscreen so that the grapes donot wither in the excessive heat ?

Time to wake up and take a call ! We want action and not mere policies !

Run for Women Power

It lasted 14 days ! Celebrating women hood in two campaigns by our NGO Tree For Life was our March mission !

The first campaign was with the Ministry of Culture and other NGO’s . Athletes , support groups , fitness experts who ran the marathon were felicitated at an award function preceded by lunch . This was held at DDA community centre , Kalkaji .

Our second event was with the slum dwellers of Mayapuri in New Delhi . We spoke about our No plastic campaign and how women should take the lead in waste management and cutting plastic from homes ! This was followed by a havan and eats for the children who had tagged along their mothers.

Here is more power to all women !

On the Radio !

Radio is a strong medium today also ! We grew up listening to various shows , now I am truly humbled to be interviewed by India’s most popular radio show .

We spoke about my journey from a model and actor to a social worker and activist ! My campaigns , my battles along the way and the passion to make the planet a better place . I started alone with just a piece of paper and today I work with numerous hospitals , social groups , media groups , slums and educational institutes . Many thanks to RJSimran for the interview !

Will surely paves the way !

With 92.7 Big FM , Delhi