World Environment Day: Actor Varun Dhawan supports the volunteer group ForWard 69 formed by the residents of Juhu.
Today on World Environment Day, the actor will do plastic bottle crushing in the plastic bottle-crushing kiosk at Juhu beach to fight single-use plastic pollution and appeal everyone to avoid the use of single use plastic. With the objective of making the area litter-free, he will also speak to encourage the youth to take up this initiative and join hands in the beach cleanup along with the citizens.
When he was approached by the group, he was glad to do his bit for the beautification of the beach. The actor hopes to bring back the beach the way it used to be during his growing-up days.
He says, “I have spent many evening on the beach, playing cricket or enjoying gola with my friends. It pains me to see the state of affairs today. Versova beach is an example of how beaches can be cleaned if people put their mind to it. It’s time to make a beginning. I want my newborn niece to play on Juhu beach, like we used to, as kids.”
This event kick-starts a year-long awareness campaign and clean-up drives.