The Yamuna walk is a reminder of the power of the citizens and how every little action of ours impacts the river. The walk brings the participants face to face with the problem and the exploration of the possible solutions as responsible individuals and residents of the capital city.
The walk demonstrates to citizens of Delhi, the drastically harmful ways in which the city has polluted the sacred river. It highlights our collective responsibility towards saving the Yamuna. During the walk we trace the Yamuna before it enters Delhi, where the river is relatively cleaner, and after it enters the city, where it is reduced to a drain. We try to also bring out our collective complicity in polluting the river, for citizens harm the river as much as industrial waste and toxins.
Deeksha Bhatia, has been a part of Swechha India since 2012. Over the last four years, she has extensively worked with children, young people and civil society through campaigns, events and programmes. In the past, she has facilitated Yamuna walks for schools, corporates and individuals.
Swechha is an organization dedicated to enabling ourselves and others around us to ‘Be the Change’, in making a visible difference to the Environment- both physical and social. Our mission is to inspire, create and support - a just, equitable and sustainable society, for everyone and forever. Our genesis was in the year 2000 as the ‘We for Yamuna’ campaign, a collective response to the growing apathy towards one of the most polluted rivers in the world. Since then the organization has gathered popular and powerful voices for the support of this cause and has emerged as the loudest and strongest voice in India on the matter.
Meeting Point: ISBT Kashmere Gate Metro Station, gate no 7
Tips: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry a bottle of water.
Extra costs: Additional travel cost of Rs 250 per person will have to be paid on-spot.