Environment Conclave

Addressing all challenges big and small concerning environment , the conclave was a good brainstorming session !

Held at LeMeridian ,New Delhi , we heard a lot of vision and promises from our political leaders . Sadly there weren’t even voices from the environment sector . I championed for my running campaign -Say no to single use plastic !

Shri Nitin Gadkari is such a refreshing voice as he rolls out real work and we love it when trees are relocated for making highways and not mercilessly chopped off ! There is a plastic van coming up soon .

Organiser weekly and Panchtatv were the organisers of the event .

World Environment Day 2022

This day brings new energy for all environmentalists , activists and volunteers around the earth , promises to clean up the planet and save it too !

My organisation Tree For Life has been working for issues related to AirPollution , river contamination , plastic pollution , tree plantation and other environment related challenges for 14 years now . We are humbled to accept this honour from PHD chamber , International Airport Authority Of India , GMR and Big FM on this Environment Day . The event was hosted by evergreen RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Abhimanyu .

We promise to work smarter and inclusively in the coming years . Jai Hind

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New goals 2022

Grateful to the Indian leading newspaper Dainik Jagran for giving me such a kick start ! This article focuses on my ground work in the field of environment and public health . Gratitude .

New dimensions ! New goals 2022

Conclave of India NewsManch !

Are we just full of words or is someone on the ground really doing something ? I go to the conclaves not to just listen but to observe who is doing what for our country !

The India News Manch was a good experience . With stalwarts of politics there was no issue missing ! Senior leaders Nitin Gadkari , Ram Madhav , Rajesh Sinha , Manish Tewari , Priyanka Chaturvedi , Arvind Kejriwal , Anurag Thakur were in their best forms !

It was great to hear Gadkariji speak about new projects which are Ecocentric . My concern for environment were a bit unresolved with the tussle between the states about water and air pollution .

Lovely to meet the very talented anchors from India News and NewsX after the Covid break . Rishabh Gulati , Megha Sharma ,Priya , Uday Pratap Singh and so on . The Imperial is always a great host .

We have promises to keep to build a strong India !

Air pollution @India

Come the festive season in India around November and the menace of Airpollution skyrockets ! While big promises are being made at Glasgow , COP26, we are struggling to catch a clean breath !

Back home the AQI is presently between 400-500 . The Central Pollution Control Board shares daily data that sends shivers down our spine ! How does one remain healthy with such high pollutants in the air ?

Health suffers , mental health too ! The state governments of four states play the blame game while Delhi NCR citizens wonder who is going to take the responsibility of solving it ? TV channels are addressing the issue in full flare . Environmentalists are loosing patience over the incompetence of the state government . Who will stop the stubble burning , do we only blame crackers burst during Diwali? The answer lies within the mysterious burning of Parali in midnight and non implementation of pollution norms for industry and construction sector . I on the other hand speak up loud and clear on behalf of my countrymen . Give us our basic right for clean air !

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 .

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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 !