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On a mission to curb environment degradation

On a mission to curb environment degradation
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Marking the Anti Pollution Day on Wednesday, several students gathered at the Youth Hostel at Tank Bund to stage a series of street plays. These plays depicted the contemporary society wherein people are least bothered about the society and immersed in their lavish lives.

Marking the Anti Pollution Day on Wednesday, several students gathered at the Youth Hostel at Tank Bund to stage a series of street plays. These plays depicted the contemporary society wherein people are least bothered about the society and immersed in their lavish lives.

WG Prasanna Kumar addressing the audience

Around 150 students from 20 institutes participated in the training programme to stage these plays. The plays emphasised on environmental conversation and the dire need to protect trees and water bodies. One of the plays showed how an NRI, on returning to India after couple of years, is disappointed by the pace of depletion of environment which once he used to flaunt about. The play aimed to spread the message on the harm being done to the environment.

Other plays indicated the need for conserving water bodies which are drying up at a fast pace. Drifting from the time when the country had surplus water and trees to the contemporary India where people are craving for these resources, the street play showed how people are responsible for these changes. The students staging these plays were part of the National Green Corps (NGC) and were trained by Prakriti Mitra. These students will further stage such plays at different places to spread awareness among people.

 NGC candidates staging the play

Putting aside the number of people who attended the play, the intention and quality of the play was worth appreciating besides being a medium to propagate the message. “We are training these students to performing these plays at different public places. Our aim is to spread maximum awareness on the issue and invoke the public to be more responsible when it comes to environment,” said Dr Prasanna Kumar, director, NGC.

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