Junior Jaycee members launch IMPACT-2030
The members of Junior Jaycee wing of JCI Banjara, Hyderabad, Zone-XII India, organised an awareness drive for the locals of Gouri Shankar Nagar Colony Banjara Hills and students of Sri Saraswathi High School in Uday Nagar Colony on Thursday.
Banjara Hills: The members of Junior Jaycee wing of JCI Banjara, Hyderabad, Zone-XII India, organised an awareness drive for the locals of Gouri Shankar Nagar Colony Banjara Hills and students of Sri Saraswathi High School in Uday Nagar Colony on Thursday.
The theme of the drive was 'IMPACT-2030', which was set by the United Nations Organisation (UNO) to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), acts as a universal call of action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Speaking to The Hans India here on Friday, Pragya Nagori, Chairperson, Junior Jaycee, Hyderabad, said, "We have always studied in theory and do not work on it practically. GHMC Park is used by the school children and the local kids as a playground. Cleaning the park with the help of school kids influenced the local kids to help in cleaning. Slowly, the kids are taking up the charge of cleaning their locality. So, we decided to work in it in practical grounds and almost since the past two years, we are coming up with small projects and awareness drives for the locals and kids to have clean locality."
"My inspiration has been my sisters who were bent upon fighting climate change and waste management. My parents are die-hard supporters and my maternal grandparents are maintaining their two village homes (one in Rajasthan Dungar Balaji and one in North Bengal, Dinhata) with rainwater harvesting ideas and organic farming" added Pragya.
The volunteers distributed 2,000 labels to 500 students in spreading awareness about cleanliness and sanitation. It was followed by installation of water purifier for 350 children, staff and teachers at the pre-primary school and spread awareness session of clean water and cleanliness for the adjacent park. As a result the children of the school instantly made placards with the slogans 'Mana Hyderabad', 'Swachh Hyderabad', 'Saaf Hyderabad and Shandaar Hyderabad'.
Before the monsoon season hit the city, the volunteers cleaned the park which the school kids use as playground and dug the open land and planted trees along the park and threw oxygen bombs that is seed bombs with shrubs to ensure their growth. Due to the awareness session the school children along with the local children pledged to take care of each tree by forming a group of 10 children.