On the occasion of World Zero Emissions Day, Sep 21, select students and teachers of Shiv Nadar School Gurugram (a not-for-profit initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation in K12 education) met the District Commissioner of Gurugram, Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, and submitted a letter of appeal to set up more cycling tracks in the Millennium City. The District Commissioner responded to the appeal of the students with a promise that more cycling tracks will be made in the coming years.
On Zero Emission Day, people worldwide attempt to minimise or eliminate their use of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. Burning fossil fuels contributes to carbon emissions and climate change, further impacting the future of the entire planet.A recent report by WHO underlined the seriousness of this threat, ranking Gurugram as one of the top most-polluted cities in the world. Given this, the students of Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram pledged towards contributing to a healthier environment. In the past, the students have conducted plantation drives and conceptualized ideas that can help tackle the pollution menace.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has already taken initiatives to encourage adoption of greener means of transport and have built cycling tracks. The denizens have considerably benefitted from this initiative. Hence, the students through their letter requested the commissioner to expand the initiative further, so that more citizens adopt a healthier lifestyle and reduce their individual carbon footprint.