Campaigners of ArcGate Udaipur, took a small step towards cleaning our surroundings! Daily, the ArcGatians pass by Khempura railway crossing riding over the garbage dump. Everybody is aware of this garbage dump but nobody wants to stop spreading garbage!
We then thought of approaching the area Concilor (Parshad) Veni Ram; told him about the exact situation and he supported by giving us a written application addressed to the Mayor of Udaipur. The application mentioned that we needed JCB and a tractor to execute this campaign. Subsequently, with the letter in hand, we approached Mayor Kothari and he was ready to help us but had no specific timeline to provide his so called help.
So finally, we decided to do it on our own. We arranged few sweepers with the help of area in-charge of Khempura cleaning department, hired a loading tempo to collect all the garbage from there and drop it in the garbage dumping area out of the city and finally we all collectively cleaned the area.
Now the best part comes, looking at us doing this from morning, an onlooker approached us and showed interest in assisting us in any manner. We told him that we were unable to arrange JCB for cleaning the garbage buried inside the stones and mud. He then told us that he himself owns a JCB and will bring it in few minutes.
Keeping his word, he soon arranged a JCB, which then put icing on the cake and made our effort more successful and made me think that I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples!!
Moral of the story is “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can be achieved.”
Campaign Conducted By : Himanshu Suhalka, Shahid Aziz Sindhi, Chirag Jain, Ratan Dangi, Kapil Khokhawat, Digvijay Singh Rathore, Amit Gehlot, Gulam Gaus, Vikas Salvi, Devendra Patel.