New Delhi: The Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s move to set up an industrial complex in Mundka has left the residents of the area fuming.
Aiming to promote greenery across the pollution-ravaged Delhi, social activist Diwan Singh is carrying out a protest movement against the Kejriwal government. His protest began when the government initiated a move to set up a commercial complex on the only available space of 147-acre ground in Mundka.
Diwan Singh told the NewsGram that the ground is the only available space in the locality that houses around 8 lakh people. Children come here to play as there is no other ground nearby. However, the Delhi government is going to create an industrial complex on the ground.
Lack of playgrounds and open space have forced the children to play on the streets making them prone to accidents. Moreover, setting up industrial complex would also increase the pollution in the city.
Diwan Singh urged the Delhi government to set up a biodiversity park with a playground encircling it. The government must refrain from creating a situation when the children curse the people in future for destroying the environment.
The social activist is running a campaign called ‘Mundka Kiradi Harit Abhiyan’ through which he is educating people and spreading awareness about the need for a healthy environment.
Backed by a dynamic and motivated team, his move is supported by professionals from the locality. He has a team of young people among them are a teacher and other professional who are motivating the public of their locality. His team did a survey in which they found out that every family has, at least, one member suffering from some disease because of the polluted air of Delhi.
A survey by the team revealed that at least one person from each family in the locality was suffering due to adverse effects of pollution.
Diwan Singh revealed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s take on the matter had not only shocked him but also disheartened him. To Diwan Singh’s dismay Kejriwal focussed more on industrialisation rather than the future of the children.
Update in June 2020: Diwan Singh has also featured in a 7 series Hindi web series titled “Transparency: Pardarshita”. Directed by Munish Raizada, Transparency is the story of a common man who sets out in the pursuit of hidden political funds (Chanda).