Kid initiates trash project to clean city
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