Kid ini­ti­ates trash project to clean city

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurgaon - ■ HT Cor­re­spon­dent

A cam­paign called the “trash project”, to en­cour­age garbage dis­posal, has been ini­ti­ated by a fif­teen-year-old stu­dent of Shri Ram School, Aravali. The cam­paign is aimed at chang­ing at­ti­tudes to­wards waste cre­ation and waste man­age­ment and also en­cour­ages par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan in the city.

Mad­hav Mo­han, who ini­ti­ated the project, said, “The con­cept trans­forms stan­dard trash piles into self-gen­er­at­ing sculp­tures of vivid colours.”

Nar­rat­ing the idea be­hind the con­cept, he said, “Adrian Kon­dra­tow­icz ini­ti­ated the project in Har­lem in the United States of Amer­ica in 2008 and I am try­ing to repli­cate this ini­tia­tive un­der his men­tor­ship.”

Apart from Gur­gaon, Mo­han has also con­ducted sim­i­lar drives in Mumbai.

Vol­un­teers of the project will be con­duct­ing a hy­giene drive on Sun­day in the Park Indira mar­ket to pro­mote the im­por­tance of clean­li­ness. “Last time, we met peo­ple who wanted to know about the project and wanted to help. So we are ex­pect­ing large num­bers this Sun­day,” said Shub­hang Suri, a vol­un­teer.

Dur­ing the first event in the city, the team had talked to over 60 shops in Gal­le­ria and ed­u­cated them about clean­li­ness. Sana Khar­banda, a vol­un­teer, said that she was ex­cited about the up­com­ing event as she felt that she was able to con­trib­ute in chang­ing the city.

The trash project is ap­pre­ci­ated by par­ents as it is able to get the com­mu­nity in­volved and brings about a new al­ter­na­tive to clean­ing, said Maad­hvi Mal­ho­tra, par­ent of a vol­un­teer.

A vol­un­teer col­lect­ing trash from a store in the Gal­le­ria mall dur­ing the first drive in Gur­gaon FILE / HT PHOTO

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