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
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.