People’s Climate March to be Held in Delhi on September 20th

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People’s climate march is being organized for Delhi’s youth on September 20th 2014. The march is set up ahead of United Nations Summit on Climate change in New York on September 23  lead by UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon. This march continues the global trend where in youth, considered as the change makers with their profound zeal and enthusiasm to march together and send across a message to Global Leaders for stronger and binding action on Climate Change, which continues to be a global environmental concern.

Focusing on issues such as using alternative and environment friendly resources with a global and practical perspective, this march also marks the youth’s concern for their upcoming generations, demanding legal and feasible solutions from their Diplomats.

There are 120 countries participating in the summit for a universal and meaningful climate agreement for the upcoming year on September 23. However, India does not mark its presence in the list of attendance. This march is also aimed for sending across a peaceful message to the concerned authorities that India being a developing country, leads in the usage of thermal power plants to keep up with their electricity requirements.



This is not only a global environmental concern but it also contributes to the hideous lifestyles and poor surviving conditions of the less fortunate living around these plants.  Moreover, not having a future alternative for a Non-Renewable source of energy is an invitation for catastrophe both environmentally and economically for our country.

With Prominent speakers like Kavita Krishnan (All India Progressive Women’s Association) and Bulbul Dhar James (Human Rights Activist) alongside recent Jammu and Kashmir flood survivors amongst others, turning up the share their opinions on the issue, this event aims to reach out to masses, especially the youth. Many students from Delhi University colleges like Gargi and Ramjas have also been lending full support. From making handmade visuals and placards to dressing up as characters sending across strong messages, more than 2000 students across the city have volunteered for the event.

The march is scheduled to start at 9 am from Nepal Embassy (near Mandi House metro station) and will hault at Jantar Mantar, where it is scheduled to reach at 1pm. With self sponsored organizations such as 350.org, Avaaz.org, India Climate Justice Network and Pravah participating, this event wishes to reach out to DU students, who are welcome to lend support and be a part of this prominent environmental and social cause.

If you wish to participate or are looking for further details regarding the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/733434846721991/.


Amitoj Singh

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