Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra has openly been promising that nothing will happen to Aarey Forest. While today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is telling the world that we will leave no stone unturned in creating sustainable development. Metro III is coming to Mumbai and thousands of trees will be cut. The Aarey forest with over a lakh trees is proposed to be a car shed but thanks to a few citizen and National Green Tribunal, it is not happening anytime soon.
Till what date, a 10,000 people strong movement remain strong? Amidst the chaos that Mumbai is, for a movement to sustain for 2.5 years and keep winning against the anti environment activities of development is a big deal. The citizens are fighting with all their might, with whatever support they can get. To save the lives of tribals, creatures and their own future. Tomorrow, i.e. 3rd June 2017, The citizens are coming together for prayers and planting of saplings which are blessed by Siddhivinayak, Haji Ali, Churches in Mumbai and Gurudwaras.
Every human grows up hearing about the advantages of trees but somewhere, development and personal greed takes it all over, and we need to look back at our own respective cultures to understand the importance of the same.
People from all corners of Mumbai are meeting on 3rd June in Tapeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon. A beautiful synchronization of Ardas, Namaz, Rudra Abhishek, Van Durga Havan will enlighten the movement throughout the noon and evening. Seeking the protection and preservation of the forest and Mumbai’s last green cover, the citizen are beautifully coming together for a cause.
Will you be there?