Vadodara girl Rajeshwari Singh starts her walk towards Delhi as part of her mission to beat plastic and aware the others enroute to join. Starting from here she will pass through major cities in her 45 days walk covering 1100 kilometers. The event is supported by Gujarat tourism and UN environment.
She starts her walk from Kamatibaug with a placard read her message loud and clear. Gujarat Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi flagged of her walk and support her cause of Caravan classroom by promise to donate 5000 rupees. He will collect the money from the people and donate the amount to her.
Rajeshwari Singh walk of awareness coincides with the United Nations World Environment Day on 5th June 2018 hosted by India in New Delhi. Rajeshwari Singh starts her walk with the theme ‘My Waste My Responsibility’ and create awareness in the people enroute to stop use of plastic to save environment.
“I am walking with totally 0% pollution walk avoiding any type of plastic packaged food, drinks or even water. As I am not using any type of plastic for years I will meet people enroute my walk and interact with them. In my awareness walk I will cover 22 major cities and four states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and NCR to reach Delhi on 5th June,” said Singh.
Rajeshwari is not using any kind of plastic for the last 10 years and wants to spread the same awareness in people. As this year theme of UN is Beat Plastic she also wants to create a national awareness through her walk. Looking at the scorching heat condition she will divide her time in morning and evening to avoid any type of medical issues.
Rajeshwari is also will raise funds through this walk to support her initiative Caravan classroom working for the rag pickers community. She said all the funds raising from this walk will be utilised in education, research and waste management sectors. She will walk 30 to 35kms daily and will post live updates on social media to inspire others and welcome everyone to join her mission.