Since a lot has been discussed about the ocean and river cleanups, will highlight a mission cleanup Versova.
Afroz Shah, Lawyer, Ocean Lover, Beach Cleaner, United Nation Environment’s Champion of the Earth, who had started the largest beach clean-up drive in Mumbai. He along with volunteers have been cleaning the city’s Versova Beach. His tagline is “A date with the ocean”
His effort recognized by no less than the United Nations, which awarded him the Champions of the Earth award. The Versova Beach clean-up every Sunday was one of the largest citizen initiatives the world witnesses.
his team has collected nine million kgs of waste, but sadly he had to stop as the picked up garbage was not getting cleared.
I learned a lot about him on the show KBC which was aired last year, wherein that gave a platform to real life heroes so they can share their stories, initiatives, activities etc. after the show Afroz plans to clean up 19 beaches across the city. Amitabh Bachchan the anchor of the famous show KBC along with the show’s team, honored Afroz with two tractors and an excavator for selflessly working towards the city’s cleanliness.
pic courtesy dnaindia
There are many unsung real-life champions who have helped or contributed towards the betterment of our society, Let’s learn from them and be a helping hand.
Linking it to #WATWB
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