Mumbai (Maharashtra) (India), July 15: Mumbai Suburban District Legal Services Authority, Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika K-West Ward, in association with Mumbai University Ekta Manch organized the biggest environmental rally ‘Eco-Walk’ to motivate people. “Plant saplings, say no to plastic” in Mumbai.
More than 5000 people marched to raise awareness about environmental issues and raise voice for environmental protection. They sensitized people about the menace of environmental degradation and suggested measures to reduce the use of plastic and increase plantation of saplings.
Principal Ajay Kaul- Founder of Ekta Manch, Principal, Children Welfare Center High School & Clara’s College of Commerce – Versova, Yari Road stated that the balance of the environment is constantly deteriorating due to lack of trees and plants. Planting trees is essential to maintain the balance of the environment.
The participants marched with placards and banners raising slogans like pollution control, saving energy and reducing wastage of water. She urged people to switch off electric gadgets when not in use, stop using plastic bags, avoid littering water bodies, plant more trees and throw garbage only in dustbins, among other eco-friendly suggestions.
Principal Ajay Kaul added, “If we don’t act fast, our present and future will be ruined. We will be responsible for the end of the world if we continue with bad practices like pollution, use of plastic and cutting of trees.
The rally saw people from different walks of life like famous film actor and environmental activist Sayaji Shinde who marched with enthusiasm and enthusiasm to raise environmental awareness.
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