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Postcards sent to CM Fadnavis for Aarey intervention to Save Aarey

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 29, 2019, 4:24 am IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2019, 4:24 am IST

Three weeks ago, the Save Aarey activists started sending postcards to demand shifting of the metro car shed.

Postcards written by the children to CM (Photo: ASIAN AGE)
 Postcards written by the children to CM (Photo: ASIAN AGE)

Mumbai: The citizens of Mumbai, a majority being kids, are sending postcards to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding his intervention in saving Aarey.

Three weeks ago, the Save Aarey activists started sending postcards to demand shifting of the metro car shed.

 

Now however, school children have joined the movement, with 500 postcards having been sent to the CM so far.

On Saturday, hundreds of postcards were sent by the residents of Hiranandani Estate, Thane, along with the students of Hiranadani Foundation School to the CM, urging him to find an alternative site for the metro car shed and avoid cutting trees.

Another 500 handwritten postcards will be sent to the CM’s official address next week by schools kids in the city, said activists. Some of the postcards feature one-liners such as: “My teacher told me that trees give oxygen so why to cut them?, “Hug trees, do not cut trees”, “We didn’t learn to cut trees”, “Let there be some forests for us”, “Nature v/s Ego”, “Karma” etc.

 

Activist Zoru Bathena said, “The government refuses to accept the lakhs of online objections. They only count objections that are in the written format. Hence, we have started sending postcards as they will be delivered to the CM’s office.”

Meanwhile, ‘SPROUTS Environment Trust’ has submitted 540 letters of objections to the planning commissioner’s office, requesting that the car shed be shifted. “The commissioner’s office has accepted our letters. We have questioned why a office needs 32-storey inside Aarey,” said Anand P., member of the NGO.

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