Date with oceans
Meet Afroz Shah
Since a lot has been discussed about the ocean and river cleanups, it will highlight a mission cleanup Versova.
Afroz Shah, Lawyer, Ocean Lover, Beach Cleaner, United Nations Environment’s Champion of the Earth, who had started the largest beach clean-up drive in Mumbai. He along with volunteers have been cleaning the city’s Versova Beach.
His tagline is “A date with the ocean”
pic courtesy dnaindia
Notable, His effort recognized by no less than the United Nations, which awarded him the Champions of the Earth award. The Versova Beach clean-up every Sunday was one of the largest citizen initiatives the world witnesses.
his team has collected nine million kgs of waste, but sadly he had to stop as the picked up garbage was not getting cleared.
Certainly, I learned a lot about him on the show KBC which was aired last year. KBC gave a platform to real-life heroes so they can share their stories, initiatives, activities, etc. After the show, Afroz plans to clean up 19 beaches across the city. At the same time, Amitabh Bachchan the anchor of the famous show KBC along with the show’s team honored Afroz with two tractors and an excavator for selflessly working towards the city’s cleanliness.
He says loving nature must be an everyday affair.
This is part of my Positive Humans series I have been writing on people who are an inspiration, motivation with their attitude of gratitude and ever helping nature. There are many unsung real-life champions who have helped or contributed towards the betterment of our society. Let’s learn from them and be a helping hand to others. Meet more motivational humans here.
Linking it to #WATWB
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