BHOPAL: Doing their bit for green cause, members of 'Youth at a Revolution' group are planning to stage a series of street plays urging city residents to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly way.

Also, the group is planning to visit various schools and colleges of the city to spread awareness about ill-effects of bursting crackers through painting competition.

Working in units, the group of 30 persons is organizing several activities. The first street play will be organized at Boat Club on Oct 12, which will be a Raahgiri Day. The group is also planning to conduct free diabetes and blood pressure check-up camps on Raahgiri Day.

Komal Badodekar, 23, Sandeep Singh, 22, Saurabh Dubey, 27, professional (working with a private firm), Vivek Kahar, 25, management professional, will be visiting different schools and colleges in the city along with other group members.

"Pressing for the green cause, we will stage street plays to make people aware about the rise in noise and air pollution level due to bursting of crackers. We have requested people to donate scrap, so that we can fund others events by selling it," said Komal Badodekar, group in charge.

He said, "We chose Raahgiri Day for the initiative as many people from across the city will assemble at one place. We will be starting around 7 am. Our street play will also spread awareness regarding prevention from dengue."

Talking about cleanliness at 5 number bus stop near Chaar Imli, the group members said, "We have been cleaning it since post Ganesha immersion, bit by bit, every day. The idols which we took out of the pond were immersed again by right wing groups. But, we again took them out and finally the idols were taken care of by the authorities."


Source: Times of India (Dated 17 Oct 2014)