The power of your will

The power of your will

By VNFC | practicalstuff | 19 Jun 2020


i heard about this story few years ago, but then I did't tried to publish my thoughts somewhere and I must admit only Publish0x made me change (a little bit) my mind.

Today I want to reveal you this true fact that happened in Mumbai, India - one of the most populated city on the planet.

This is a desolated image who started a trigger in a man's soul and he decided to take action. Until then, this place was considered one of the dirtiest beaches of Mumbai.

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Labeled the "world's largest beach clean-up project" by the United Nations, Versova's dramatic transformation from filthy to fabulous has gone viral in India, where online commentators have praised the role of local volunteers in helping in the colossal effort.

Afroz Shah recently moved in area could view this garbage from his window.

"I shifted to my new apartment two years back and saw plastic on the beach -- it was 5.5 feet high. A man could drown in the plastic," Shah told CNN. "I said I'm going to come on the field and do something. I have to protect my environment and it requires ground action."

So, with the help of a neighbor, he started to remove the garbage from the beach in the year of 2015. Even if he was only with his neighbor, he didn't give up and continue to clean the beach, every weekend, until other people started to join in his actions, more and more, each time.

Lately, more than 1000 volunteers took part to his action, from poor people to politicians or Bollywood celebrities.

After 2 years of the beginning of his action, in 2017, the Versova beach was totally cleaned.

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Labeled the "world's largest beach clean-up project" by the United Nations, Versova's dramatic transformation from filthy to fabulous has gone viral in India, where online commentators have praised the role of local volunteers in helping in the colossal effort.

Now, cleaning sessions are held every weekend for maintaining the beach clean.

His efforts have been praised by Indian minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, and a number of Mumbai-based celebrities, among others.

For me, this kind of actions and determination raise a great admiration and I think we all should understand that each of us counts and if we want to change something, we must start it by ourselves.

Cheers!


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