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Bachon Ki Mann Ki Baat Campaign

 

Bachon Ki Mann Ki Baat Campaign

In 2019, as pollution levels in New Delhi touched 1000 and schools were shut down, children of Delhi were struggling to breathe. Lakhs of children across India continue to suffer due to the rapidly degrading and deteriorating condition of our environment. Over 1 lakh children under the age of 5 die every year due to air pollution in India, and 5000 children lose their lives every day to contaminated and polluted water. 
As campaigners for the Bachon Ki Mann Ki Baat Campaign, we as the kids from Fridays For India organized for school children in New Delhi to write letters to our Prime Minister, encouraging them to highlight how clean air, water, and a healthy environment matter most to the children and youth of the country. On the 14th November 2019, we requested all schools, NGOs, individuals, parents, and organizations in New Delhi to use the campaign as a forum to voice their demands for clean air and water directly to the Prime Minister. The campaign concluded with a meeting and discussion on Children’s Day with Dia Mirza (UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, UN Secretary Generals SDGs Advocate, Ambassador of the Wildlife Trust of India and Save The Children).