Delhi’s environmental trouble seems to have struck a chord with Bollywood celebrities and cricketers.
The masked protest #MyRightToBreathe that was organised at Jantar Mantar in the Capital recently, gained support from actors such as Twinkle Khanna, Sonu Sood, Dia Mirza and Randeep Hooda. Even cricketers Murali Kartik and Harbhajan Singh also came forward.
Dia Mirza tweeted a series of photos from the protest, urging all to take action.
Sharing pictures from the protest, Khanna says, ‘The air quality in Delhi is so terrible that it is off the graph and the other cities will reach that level soon enough.’
Hooda and Sood posted videos talking about the worsening situation in the city. “Kids, elders and every one of us are suffering from the pollution. We all are responsible and solution is to walk hand in hand with the government. Lets save our city,” says Hooda.
Pregnant woman too joined the protest at Jantar Mantar. (Photo:Manoj Verma/HT Photo)
“Delhi is the city I love the most. It is the place where I started my journey as an actor and when I get to know that it is most polluted city, I feel really sorry. Our next generation has a right to breathe; it is the high time, so join the protest and lets save the city,” says Sood.
Rohit Rajpal, one of the organisers of the protest. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT Photo)
Former cricketer Murali Kartik posted a video saying, “The pollution levels across the country and especially Delhi has reached staggering numbers. Once known for its greenery and beauty, it is now one of the most polluted cities in the world. As a Delhiite, it’s a matter of concern to me. Join the march and make a change.”Harbhajan Singh shared the video saying lets bring a change now for better future.
The protest was attended by school students across Delhi-NCR, pregnant moms, expats, Delhi University students and elders. Rohit Rajpal, one of the organisers of the protest says, “The idea of holding this protest triggered me when my parents asked to shift in Delhi. I said no to them because of the bad air quality and felt so bad about it. That time I decided to uphold this protest and my friends helped me in organising this.”