Observing World Environment Day, around 200 youths across the country on Saturday took the pledge to safeguard the environment in the Indian Awaz Foundation’s “Gift For Future” virtual campaign. In the campaign, the youth pledged by holding a placard and uploaded a picture of it on their social media to raise awareness towards a sustainable environment. The Indian Awaz Foundation, with the sole objective of “pledge to plant”, will plant one tree in return for every pledge they receive.
To balance the perpetual hegemony of man over nature, the foundation came up with this unique campaign wherein youths mobilised themselves on various social media platforms. The foundation is going to plant one tree for one pledge in the flood-prone areas of Assam.
Md Nazim Ahmed, Founder, Indian Awaz Foundation, said the theme of the campaign stresses the basic need to take a step forward and tag along with other people towards achieving the goal of safeguarding the environment. He said, “The primary focus is to spread awareness of our environment and to remind ourselves of our significant role in contributing to the earth.”
“The COVID-19 situation came as a hurdle for the foundation to host a physical campaign, however, we thought it will be safer and more effective to mobilise the youth towards this virtually”, he said.
“Despite it being virtual, the main objective of us was to take the responsibility to plant one tree per pledge as a gift for our future. Many like-minded organisations across the country supported our campaign. We all have the same objective, that is, to make the world a better place to live,” he added.
Indian Awaz Foundation has been actively organising various developmental works in the grassroots, and the “Gift For Future” campaign is hosted each year on World Environment Day. This campaign is an effort to give back our nature what it owes from the entire mankind.
The campaign is an attempt to raise the issue of global concern. The foundation believes that everyone must work together to ease the load on the environment, where everyone can wake up to a tomorrow with lesser oxygen cylinders and more oxygen-giving plants. This is a contribution to gift a better sustainable future for the next generations.