Haryana’s daughter starts her unusual journey of Change!

Under Avad India CSR Advisory Services' latest #FightPollution campaign, Ms. Sunita

Choken has set on a 1300 km 'cycle yatra' across 18 districts of Haryana to teach young

students about the devastating effects of Plastic Pollution on our environment and our

health.

Sunita, who is a nature lover has climbed 20 mountain peaks including Mt. Everest and is

the only woman from Haryana to receive 'Naari Shakti' award from Hon. President of India.

Few of her accolades are BSF Daughter award, Bharat Gaurav award, Kalpana Chawla

award, Haryana Heroes award and Adarsh Mahila award.

The cycle yatra was flagged off from Hyatt Hotel in Chandigarh on 5th October with Mr.

Ashok Khetrapal, Chairman of Haryana State Pollution Control Board as the chief guest.

"Avad India's initiative is very encouraging as a lot needs to be done in this area. One of the

biggest issues faced today is plastic pollution and we would be happy to provide any support

required", said Mr. Khetrapal.

Mr. RK Chauhan, Joint Director, Environment Department Haryana was very enthusiastic

about the campaign. "This issue is very close to my heart. Plastic is entering into the food

chain through microplastics in salt and fish leading to change in our DNA", said Mr.

Chauhan. He thanked Avad India for organising such an event and expressed his desire to

support the campaign in the best possible way. Mr. Rajiv Prasad, Joint Director, Secondary

Education, Haryana, said that we must regulate our plastic usage and create a better world

for our future generation.



The guests were offered air purifying plants as a token of appreciation. The young and

dynamic team of Avad India included Sonali Malhotra and Shiuli Chakravorty, who are co-

founders and Nihal and Megha, who are volunteers.

Sunita, on her FX Sport5 bike from Trek, will reach Kurukshetra on 6th and will also visit

Karnal, Kaithal, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Hissar, Panipat, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Bhiwani,

Mahendragarh, Rewari, Palwal, Faridabad and Gurugram where she will end her drive on

27th Oct 2018.

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