20ft tall Mahatma Gandhi statue made from 1,000kg of rubbish unveiled in Noida

Naida: On the 80th anniversary of the “Quit India Movement”, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, made from recycled waste, was unveiled in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, as a symbol of “Swachh Bharat” (India own). The statue of ‘Marching Gandhi’ installed near Sector 137 in Noida is made solely from plastic waste.Read also – Where was Mahatma Gandhi on August 15, 1947?

Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s vision for a self-reliant and clean India and with the aim of realizing the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, the Noida Authority in collaboration with a private company , built the statue to remind ordinary people to reduce the use of plastic in Noida. Gautam MP Budh Nagar Mahesh Sharma, MP Pankaj Singh, MP Tejpal Singh Nagar and Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari unveiled the 20ft high, 6ft long and 6ft wide statue weighing 1,150 kg.

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After single-use plastic was completely banned on July 1, efforts are being made to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by plastic and ensure 100% compliance to control its use. Therefore, building this statue from scrap metal is akin to an awareness campaign. At the same time, the “Plastic Exchange Mobile Van” operation was also launched. So far, 170 people have exchanged 816 kg of plastic bottles and 52 kg of polythene for cloth bags, wooden stocks and steel bottles, as part of this campaign.

(With IANS entries)

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