Location: Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh
Raising spirits and awareness on anti-littering through a Nukkad Natak at Triveni Ghat.
We collaborated with the Shashi - Chitr Rang Theatre from Dehradun to organize a Nukkad Natak at Triveni Ghat. Our personal responsibility in keeping the Ganga clean and waste segregation was highlighted. We aimed to reach out to the larger community, increase the network of volunteers and identify change makers.
Nukkad Natak is a very effective medium of communication and street art that can be used for spreading awareness in a community in an engaging manner. Hence our team invited the Shashi - Chitr Rang Theatre group from Dehradun to perform on the theme of source segregation and our responsibility in keeping Ganga clean.
The 4 performer theatre group performed at different locations at Triveni Ghat for two hours between 4 pm and 6 pm. They prepared an 8-minute street play with an objective to reach out to the community, tourists and members of the public.
We aimed to build awareness regarding waste management in the neighborhoods and how the problem of plastic waste was impacting the River Ganga.
We chose Triveni Ghat as the location because it's a prominent tourist and devotee hub. Shri Anita Mamgain, the Honourable Mayor of Rishikesh, and other government officials were present at Triveni Ghat. We used this opportunity to explain the objectives and visions of Project Aviral to them. The Mayor, also, graciously invited the theatre group, on the government function's stage, to give their closing performance.
Our team also put up an awareness stall through which we proactively reached out to members of the public about Project Aviral. The audience took us as one of their own and readily chanted the slogan `Meri Ganga, Meri Zimmedari ' with us.