Afroz Shah and his 84-year-old neighbor Harbansh Mathur took the initiative of cleaning the Mumbai’s famous Versova Beach in 2015. The clean-up grew into a massive volunteer movement that saw 4,000 tons of garbage being picked up, the largest beach clean-up in the world. UNEP has hailed the movement as an example to the citizens all over the world about initiating such movements for environmental protection. For leading it, Mumbai-based lawyer was named as the winner of the top environmental honour of the United Nations. Shah will be the one representing India with the Champions of the Earth award for spearheading the cleanliness project of Mumbai’s Versova beach. A super influential personality for the youth of the nation.
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