Green Vigil Foundation, a city-based NGO, working in the field of Environment Protection and Sustainable Development, conducted a Citizen Outreach Campaign at Children’s Traffic Park, Dharampeth, encouraging citizens to celebrate Eco – friendly Holi.
Members of the Green Vigil Foundation appealed to citizens to adopt Dry Holi or Tilak Holi- restricting wastage of water, using natural colours; be it Gulal or other herbal colours, avoiding water balloons, sparing dumb domestic animals from the colour hazard and stopping burning plastics and other material during Holika Dehan, emanating harmful gases in the air.
Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder, of Green Vigil Foundation, stated saving water during Holi is a symbolic initiative; water conservation needs to be an integral part of daily routine. Most people waste water knowingly or unknowingly without realizing that water is one of the most important natural resources and it reaches our taps at the expense of huge amounts of energy, manpower and treatment.
Surbhi Jaiswal, Team Lead explained the colours available in the market contains hazardous material like copper sulfate ( in green colour), aluminium bromide ( in silver colour), Prussian blue ( in blue colour), mercury sulfate ( in red colour) as well as lead, chromium, cadmium, nickel, zinc, silica etc, which are highly injurious to health and some of them are even carcinogenic.
Members of Green Vigil are conducting door-to-door campaigns for the last 15 days advocating the need for water conservation. Green Vigil Team members Kaustav Chatterjee, Surbhi Jaiswal, Mehul Kosurkar, Sheetal Choudhary, Bishnudeo Yadav, Priya Yadav, Shriya Jogey, Parth Jumde and others worked hard for the success of the campaign. Students of Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur joined Green Vigil for the said campaign.