Monday, September 24, 2018

Nicktoons Motu Patlu and Shiva Join Hands with CMCA’s 700 Students for a Chakachak Mumbai

Nicktoons Motu Patlu and Shiva join hands with CMCA’s 700 students for a Chakachak Mumbai

Celebrated Marathi actress Archana Nipankar joins the movement to clean up Mumbai’s beaches, post Ganpati Visarjan


Mumbai: The network with a humane purpose, Viacom18, along with 700 student volunteers associated with the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) today supported the city civic authorities by organizing a clean-up drive across major beach promenades in the city! As a part of the Chakachak Mumbai initiative, Viacom18’s flagship CSR project, the organisation has been partnering with CMCA for 3 years now to support the annual beach clean-up post Ganpati Visarjan.


Joining the young volunteers were popular Nickelodeon toons Motu Patlu and Shiva, who encouraged and motivated them towards environment friendly living and responsible celebrations. Accompanying them was popular actor Archana Nipankar who plays Dipika in the popular Colors Marathi show Radha Prem Rangi Rangali.


Over 700 children from twelve schools assembled at various locations across the city to be a part of the beach clean-up. The beach clean-up is an annual event organized by CMCA, where scores of children from CMCA member schools participate to clean up the beaches after Ganapathi Visarjan.


Every year during the month of September, the streets of Mumbai play host to Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. A large section of the society is still unaware of the pollution and environmental damage caused by Plaster of Paris (POP) idols and chemical paints. CMCA has always stressed on the importance of celebrating festivals in a responsible manner. As part of the learning process, children conduct eco-Ganesha campaigns in their schools and neighbourhoods to spread awareness about the environmental impact of Plaster of Paris and to encourage people to celebrate festivals in an environmental friendly way.


Source: tvnews4u; H/T: Indian Television Dot Com.

Also, from IANS (via Business Standard News):

After Ganpati Visarjan, Bollywood celebs turn beach clean-up warriors

Mumbai - A day after Ganpati Visarjan festivities, Bollywood and television celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Niharica Raizada, Ritwik Sahore and Tanuj Mahashabde took to the Mumbai beaches for a clean-up drive.

Every year on the last day of Ganpati festivities, thousands of idols are immersed with processions that leave the beaches across Mumbai dirty. Several volunteers took to the city beaches on Monday morning, and celebrities turned up to support them and build enthusiasm.

Shahid and Amit were at the Juhu Beach clean-up drive.

Amit, who turned up early morning helping out the volunteers, said: "It's amazing that these kids woke up at 3:30 a.m. and came here to clean the beach but they can't do it everyday. So every individual in our country has to take onus. This is our home and until you have that feeling of ownership and responsibility, we won't be able to clean our country.

"Everyone knows what to do, where to go, only if you would think back to what your teachers taught you in school."

Niharica was at the Aksa beach said it's her first clean-up activity, but she said she will fulfil her duty as a good citizen of the country.

"This was my first experience coming here to clean the beach. I have been to Aksa Beach for shoots many times and I have always thought we have such beautiful beaches. Why don't people keep it clean? If we had started years ago, even we would have had clear blue beaches. The only message I want people to understand is to think about nature as much as they think about their family."

Viacom18, along with 700 student volunteers, associated with the Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), supported the city civic authorities by organising a clean-up drive across major beach promenades in the city as part of its Chakachak Mumbai initiative.

Joining the young volunteers were popular Nickelodeon toons Motu Patlu and Shiva, who encouraged and motivated them towards environment friendly living and responsible celebrations. Accompanying them was actor Archana Nipankar, who plays Dipika in the popular Colors Marathi show "Radha Prem Rangi Rangali".

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