Republic Day: Let’s Celebrate These 7 Young Eco-Activists Who’ve Made India Proud
Aditya Mukarji a student at TSRS Aravali is one of the 7 young Eco Activists who have made India Proud.
Aditya Mukarji is a 15-year-old student working to promote awareness against the use of single-use plastics since 2018. In June 2018, he spearheaded a campaign with NDMC and Chintan NGO to get all restaurants in Khan Market, New Delhi to give up single-use plastics. Within 4 months, he convinced and converted nearly 80% restaurants, in this locality. Now nearly 95% of the establishments in the market have converted.
When he is not studying, Aditya goes door-to-door to hotels, restaurants, sports clubs in Delhi-Gurgaon, requesting them to give up single-use plastics and switch to eco-friendly alternatives.
At a #plasticupvaas campaign in November-December 2018, Aditya gave presentations against single-use plastics and encouraged the public to pledge to give up at least one item of single-use from their lives.
He took a series of these presentations with RWAs, Cinema complexes, and malls. Aditya actively participates in climate strikes in Delhi to draw the attention of our policymakers to the immediate need to address this emergency.
Aditya was selected by the United Nations, as one of the Youth, to attend the UN Youth Climate Action Summit 2019, at New York from 19th -24th Sept 2019. “It was a great honor to represent my beliefs and my nation,” he said.
Aditya, with support from his parents started a Facebook community page, The Alternatives, to promote reduced burden on the planet by “refusing what can not be reused”. This page now has nearly 22,000 followers.