In recent times, more and more people are realizing that we have the power to help our environment. We need to take steps to save it! This World Environment Day, politician Mohit Bhartiya kicked off his initiative, Walk for Mangroves. The walk was organized to help save the mangroves of Mumbai from disappearing. Mangroves are able to store a large amount of carbon. As such, mangrove forests are essential weapons in the fight against climate change. Depletion of mangroves is a global problem. Not many realize how important they are to sustain our planet!
More than 900 people joined Bhartiya’s Walk for Mangroves initiative to improve the environment of the world! There was plenty of support from celebrities as well! Joining Bhartiya at the walk were actors Aditi Govitrikar, Vindu Dara Singh, Ali Asgar, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Tanaaz Irani, Kishwar Merchant, Deepshikha Nagpal, Suyyash Rai, Amar Upadhyay, Prasad Laad and Kanwalpreet Singh. They all came together to initiate the Walk for Mangroves movement and support this important cause.
Mohit Bharatiya is the current President of BJYM Mumbai and is the National President of IBJA. Speaking of the Walk for Mangroves movement, he said,
“The decline of our mangrove forests should be of particular concern to all of us. I have taken this crucial first step towards the securing and restoration of our mangrove forests on a perfect World Environment Day. I am glad many people have come forward and are supporting me for this noble cause [Walk for Mangroves]”.
We hope that the Walk for Mangroves movement continues to highlight the importance of mangroves and the need to save them!