Over 1,500 people marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar on Saturday to as part of the ‘People’s Climate March’, a movement launched to create awareness on the degrading state of the environment that is leading to climate change.
“It was very heartening to see so many people come out for the cause of climate change. It shows that people understand the urgency of the situation. It is high time that the government also recognizes the same,” said Soumya Dutta, Convener, Bharatiya Jan Vigyan Jatha.
The participants in the campaign came from almost all walks of life.
Students from schools and colleges, employees of multinational companies, artists, senior citizens and even daily wage workers joined hands in this effort and marched with placards and banners with important messages to save the environment.
Many also wore hand painted T-shirts depicting a possible state of the planet if corrective steps are not taken by individuals and nations to restore the balance of nature.
“Based on the suggestions received by the participants of Saturday’s march a detailed memorandum will be prepared which will be submitted to the prime minister”, said Chaitanya Kumar, organizer and coordinator of the South Asia campaign.