Updated: 04 October 2022 17:36 STI
New Delhi [India], October 4 (ANI/NewsSee): On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, PepsiCo India has partnered with TSL (The Social Lab) to organize a Plog Run in New Delhi. Aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ and ‘Stay Fit India’ campaigns, the event was reported at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium in the presence of Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, at the ‘Food and Public Affairs. Distribution and environment, forest and climate, Indian government.
The 2022 Plog Run combines the best of fitness and environmental conservation to help keep neighborhoods plastic-free and raise awareness of plastic circularity. It aims to inspire behavioral change and showcase the use of plastic beyond its intended lifespan. The event saw hundreds of volunteers, including PepsiCo India employees, jogging and simultaneously picking up used plastic waste. The Plog Run also saw the participation of major local universities including University of Delhi, Amity University among others.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Honorable Minister of State for Consumption, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forests and Climate, Govt. of India said, “We are delighted to see the city come together to celebrate Swachh Bharat Diwas and join in an important initiative that focuses on raising awareness of ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ and ‘Stay Fit India’. behavior change and Plog Run is a fantastic way to create much needed awareness about plastic waste management.”
Nandita Mishra (IES) Economic Advisor – Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Govt. of India said: “Such a beautiful day to be part of the Plog Run with such an enthusiastic crowd, all dressed in green, supporting the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. This Gandhi Jayanti, let us pledge to be the first to clean the waste is there on the road. Let’s not remain spectators, let’s act and walk on the path laid out by Gandhi Ji years ago. I am proud that the youth of my country are also delighted to be part of this Plog Run a Sunday morning This initiative of PepsiCo India, Crocs and The Social Lab (TSL) will set an example for everyone in the country for their contribution to cleaning up the environment.
Neha Shalini Dua – BJP Delhi Spokesperson attended the program as guest of honour, said, “Swachata is a subject very dear to Mahatma Gandhi. Bapu believed in cleanliness through community participation, inspired by his noble thoughts and faith in the spirit. of 130 million Indians, renew our commitment to cleanliness. In the era of Yuva Shakti, the role of academicians in leading young people is of utmost importance. The participation of young people in the mission would help connect millions of people to the noble cause. “
Sahil Arora, CEO of The Social Lab (TSL), said, “We are honored to partner with Pepsico India and CROCS on this noble initiative. India faces immense challenges in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene. It is imperative that responsible companies adopt such initiatives and programs to promote cleanliness and encourage employees to adopt good health and hygiene. We are proud of our work that keeps the achievement of the United Nations SDGs at the forefront. Our corporate clients across a range of industries are changing the way they operate to implement responsible practices and develop innovative solutions to address their CSR, ESG and ERP. TSL has impacted over 10 million lives around the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Garima Singh, Head of Government Affairs and Communications. PepsiCo India, said: “Plog Run 2022 is not only unique in the way we approach plastic awareness, but also aligned with the Government of India’s ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ and ‘Fit India Movement’ campaigns. It brings attention back to the need to work. in partnership with different stakeholders to ensure that we all reach a common goal where plastics no longer become waste. It brings us immense joy to see such an overwhelming response from Delhi-NCR volunteers. Such initiatives help us go a long way towards creating mass awareness on plastic waste management and making Delhi cleaner.”
CA Adesh Gupta, Director of The Social Lab (TSL) said, “Swachh Bharat Diwas” (October 2), the culminating day of “Swachhata hi Seva”, PepsiCo India and CROCS India are partnering with The Social Lab (TSL ), to organize Plog Run enabled the collection of plastic waste from the drive and ensured the legitimate separation and recycling of collected plastic. Plog Run is the convergence brand where fitness meets Swatchhta in the form of fun and engaging workouts aimed at creating litter-less. This event also supports the government initiatives Waste to Wealth Mission and Fit India Movement.
Sumit Dhingra, Vice President and General Manager, India and Southeast Asia, CROCS said, “At CROCS, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, uplifting our communities and creating a welcoming environment for all. We are pleased to partner with TSL (implementing partner) for this initiative and wish to align with the mission of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s government.”
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