As India celebrates Children’s Day on the 130th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, the children of Gurugram were hooting for a different cause altogether.
Hundreds of kids from different schools across Gurugram, came together to participate in the ‘Save the Biodiversity Park’ campaign and form a human chain to show their solidarity for a cause as important as this.
As NewsMobile had reported earlier, NHAI has proposed to build a six-lane highway through the biodiversity park. This happens to be the only big patch of greenery in the Millennium City. Apart from being a forest area, it also houses native species of birds, flora and fauna that are the living legacy of the historic Aravalli’s.
Damaging and bringing in roads in or around this area is detrimental to the growth and future of the city.
Many NGO’s, citizen groups, schools and corporates have come together to fight for this cause.
Today, on the occasion of Children’s Day, schools like The Shriram Aravali & Moulsari, Heritage, Shikshantar, Blue Bells, DPS Sushant Lok and sector 45, Shiv Nadar, Summer fields, Shalom Hills and many others, got together at the Park to engage with each other and form a human chain to save the green lungs of Gurugram.
Children voiced their concerns regarding pollution, closure of outdoor activities, deforestation and pollution related problems that are integral to their growth. Hundreds of kids joined hands and carried informative and hard-hitting posters and banners with them. They shouted slogans of green life, save the park etc. Citizen groups and local residents of Gurugram also participated and volunteered in this massive activity.
Indeed, it was a sight to behold. Hopefully, the government will hear their concerns and bring forth a plan to shape this city the way it ought to be.