Durgapur: As part of the Move for Earth Initiative, SwitchON Foundation organized a line of events in Durgapur and Asansol respectively. Under the initiative, efforts were made to highlight the various solutions that could be taken up by young people of the district.
During the event, eminent dignitaries were present who encouraged the cyclists who had travelled from Kolkata to Durgapur and who would be continuing their journey of over 800 kms for the fragile environment of the region.
The Move for Earth initiative was organized at Srijani Auditorium in Durgapur and BB College in Asansol simultaneously. During the event, a DIY workshop on topics like Energy Conservation and Air Pollution was organized by local schools and a competition on waste management was also announced. All these were part of a School Championship Programme.
Vinay Jaju, co-founder of SwitchON Foundation said, “During the journey we wish to connect with the farmers, women and youth of the areas to address the issues of clean air and sustainable mobility, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy. We also plan to host a series of activities in cities, towns and villages across different states of India apart from West Bengal to build resilience with future friendly skills, technologies and practices to mitigate the climate crisis our planet Earth faces.”
Another event was organized at the BB College in Asansol which was attended by college students, local artists and communities of the region, including teachers and social workers. Local groups had earlier organized walks across Durgapur to highlight the importance of the initiative.