DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD) convened a massive clean up drive and awareness programme at Deepnagar area of Dehradun on Sunday. This drive was carried out as a part of MAD’s campaign to attract both public attention and government action in the cause of rejuvenating Rispana river. Earlier in the week, MAD had convened a press conference and had then attacked the State Government for not moving an inch on Rispana Rejuvenation after the plantation that was carried out in July.
Over a hundred and fifty volunteers assembled at Rispana bridge. NCC volunteers from SGRR, Graphic Era, DBS, DAV comprised the bulk of strength and were also joined by students of Government Girls Inter College, representatives from Lions Club and Agaz Foundation, Shere e Bhagat Singh Sansthan.
Volunteers entered the river directly and braved the stench of pollution to embark upon the drive and continue it for three hours. It was noted that drains from surrounding areas continue to pollute the river despite MAD’s extensive reports to the civic authorities and State Government on these challenges.
MAD plans to continue these activities and it’s engagement with authorities to ensure continued action on Rispana’s Rejuvenation. Present in the activity were Utkarsh, Archie, Gayatri, Manzer, Shardul Rana, Abhimanyu, Khushali, Prince, Rajesh, Chetna, Rachna, Sharad among others.