2017 has arrived and dear god, there couldn’t be a better way to bid adieu to 2016 than having a clean-up drive at Nun river near Santala Devi temple. It all started on December 30, 2016, when the entire team of eUttaranchal decided to get rid of the garbage that was lying carelessly around the Nun River, located near Santala Devi temple. And off we went, all geared up to clean up the entire place. With a few supplies such as hand gloves, rakes, and trash bags to dispose of the waste, the entire team of eUttaranchal started the cleanliness drive around the Nun River.
Everybody was thrilled to see us cleaning the river area which looked liked a dumping ground before, as people had thrown plastic bags, empty beer bottles, paper plates, cups, diapers and what not? Even the elderly people noticed our work and appreciated us for taking such a great step to beautify the place.
Mrs. Joshi who was over 60+, a teacher by profession and regular visitor to this place said that she had never seen any such cleanliness drive in this area ever-since and gladly joined us. And no sooner the other groups who were picnicking there also joined us and volunteered to clean up the area. Men, women, elderly and even kids helped in cleaning up a stretch of 100 metres. They also pledged to spread the message of cleanliness and educate others about keeping the hotspots of Uttarakhand clean.
A tiny idea that germinated and became an anthem for the people who once thought that the hot spots of Uttarakhand are only for merry making and spoiling their natural beauty, were left awe-struck when they saw the results afterward. We collected around 20 bags of waste that was thrown in and around the river.
The garbage was safely disposed of and people rejoiced at their victory. On seeing the before and after results, everybody realized how small steps can lead to a major outcome. Our in-house talent house, Abhay and Kaushal also gave a message to the people by painting Nada on the rock quoting “Kehti Hai Nanda Mat Karo Dharti Ko Ganda”.
Since ‘Change Begins at Home’ so let’s pledge to keep our environs clean by not throwing garbage on roads, picnic spots, etc. and not letting others dirty our safe haven. If you are a responsible citizen and want to make a significant change then come join us for our next clean-up drive that will take place in Jan. To know more about the drive, you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org