A citizen awareness march against the rising levels of pollution in Delhi took place at Jantar Mantar about two weeks ago. Following this, 16 children from the city decided to take the initiative called #MyRightToBreathe forward, and reached Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Children’s Day.
These young Samaritans from government, public and private sector schools reached the CM’s residence asking for a ‘Mask Free Children’s day’.
They spent an hour with Arvind Kejriwal and even sang to him the song ‘Insan ka insan se ho bhaichara’ that he had sung while taking the oath as Delhi’s CM.
#MyRightToBreathe is spearheaded by Ravina Raj Kohli, a prominent media professional, with the objective of creating awareness among stakeholders about the seriousness of the situation in Delhi.
Parul Sharma, a member of the campaign said that the team plans to voice its concern with the government authority about the upcoming Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled for November 20, where thousands of marathon runners will be at risk.
Meanwhile, kudos to the children!
(Written by Aminah Sheikh)