In a bid to make India plastic-free by 2022, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched the Plastic Anthem as a part of the ‘Plastic Waste-Free India’ campaign in seven languages on Thursday.
The anthem stresses on strengthening plastic waste management and recycling ecosystem in the country.
The Plastic Anthem
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Smriti Manch (PDUSM) has prepared the Plastic Waste-Free India anthem.
The seven languages in which the anthem has been launched are Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, Malyalam and Kannada.
The lyrics of the ‘Plastic Waste-Free India’ campaign’s Plastic Anthem reads, “Kisi nashe ke jesi aadat padi ye kaisi, plastic se yaari gulami hui humari”.
PDUSM has released the anthem in the form of an audio video campaign to make India a plastic-free nation.
The plastic anthem depicts a girl throwing a chocolate wrapper on road but before the wrapper touches the ground, a man catches it and throws it in a dustbin.
It highlights the habit of using plastic and how it is killing our planet.
The song promotes the message of ‘ditch single-use plastic’.
Launching The Anthem
Launching the anthem, Harsh Vardhan said that there was a need to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
He further said that it is an important time for humanity since the actions taken by this generation will decide the course of the future of the planet.
The government is working with the stakeholders to completely abolish the use of single-use plastics by 2022 and strengthen plastic waste management and recycling ecosystem in the country.
He also praised the PDUSM and its president Vinod Shukla for the initiative.
Late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya is an inspiration to all of us. His nephew Vinod Shukla and the Manch is doing excellent work to raise awareness and bust common myths surrounding plastic.
– Harsh Vardhan
PDUSM is a non-profit organisation that is working on various social and environmental issues.
PDUSM has been working with local communities, recyclers, rag-pickers, students and other stakeholders to implement the better ways of waste management and recycling mechanism.