June 5: Arushi Nishank is more than a Kathak dancer, an acclaimed actor and entrepreneur. The gorgeous girl is a powerful social activist and environmentalist passionate and motivated by causes such as preserving the Ganga river through her founded NGO, Sparsh Ganga, making the Ganges pollution-free through the Namami Ganga campaign, planting more trees to save the land, and more.
Given that Arushi has supported multiple projects in the Save the Earth arena, it’s no surprise that she was approached to be the online guest of honor at the Faith for Earth Advisors Recognition Ceremony. of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) the day before. of World Environment Day. Following a series of initiatives and conventions organized in partnership with faith-based organizations, UN Environment launched the Faith for Earth initiative in November 2017. The objective of Faith for Earth is to engage strategically with communities. faith-based organizations. Faith for Earth has three main goals: to inspire and empower faith-based organizations and their leaders to advocate for environmental protection, to green the investments and assets of faith-based organizations to support the implementation of the SDGs, and to provide them with knowledge and networks to enable their leaders to communicate effectively with decision-makers and the public.
Arushi Nishank, who was last seen in T-series music video Wafa Na Raas Aayee, was chosen as guest of honor and spoke eloquently about causes she supports such as her NGO Sparsh Ganga , a non-profit initiative launched in 2008, in Uttarakhand with a motive of preserving the Ganga river and the safety of the environment and Namami Gange, a campaign promoted by it and carried out by the Indian government to make the sacred perennial plant considered the cradle of civilizations without pollution. Speaking on the same topic and more, Arushi asserted that, âIn this situation of covid-19, we understood two major things, on the one hand, the importance of humanity and on the other hand of oxygen. This time will pass but we have to think about aspects related to this. We have lost our loved ones due to lack of oxygen. We all know that the greatest source of oxygen are trees, so let’s take it commitment to plant more and more trees and save oxygen. â
The Faith for Earth Advisors Recognition Ceremony, led by the prestigious United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is part of the 6-month program that began in January 2021 under the direction and support of UNEP Faith for Earth. Nairobi, UNEP India and United Religions Initiative in three countries, namely India, Lebanon and Bosnia and Herzegovina. As part of this program, associations have worked hard to build an active network of faith-based organizations that could respond to the current environmental emergencies that threaten us.
She was also applauded for her work for the preservation of the Ganga River through her founded NGO, Sparsh Ganga. Sparsh Ganga, a non-profit initiative launched in 2008, in Uttarakhand with a motive of preserving the Ganga river and the safety of the environment. Sparsh Ganga raised awareness of âwater conservationâ and âYamuna Riverâ with 80 colleges at the University of Delhi. Sparsh Ganga works in the field by raising awareness through various means such as plantations disinfection programs, river cleaning, etc. Sparsh Ganga volunteers carried out awareness campaigns on the environment, the Ganga river and water conservation in more than 150 schools in Uttarakhand. In 2018, the Sparsh Ganga team planted two lakh trees across India. Not only in India, Sparsh Ganga works in more than five other countries for water conservation and environmental security. In April 2020, an initiative was undertaken with the Sparsh Ganga team in which 2 lakh Khadi masks were distributed to the army brothers in New Delhi, Roorkee and Haridwar for the purpose of “Raksha sutra se pahle, Raksha Kavach” to protect our brothers from Covid-19. To date, around 1,000 women are employed by Sparsh Ganga as part of a circular economy. With the collaboration of the colleges of the University of Delhi, they involved and trained women and students to make the sanitary napkins, which were then sent to the weakest women in society.