Category Archives: Anti Polythene Campaign

AntiPolythene Campaign Season-1 concluded in style

_MG_7935The #SayNoToPoltheneBag Campaign season-1 was concluded in style by the Faridabad Action Group. For pics to this grand event you may click here

During the course of this highest ever engaging Campaign in Faridabad which ran for 3 months from November 2015 to 22nd of Jan 2016 spanning the length and breadth of Faridabad, 32 schools were initially contacted and 24 schools participated engaging a total of about 25000 students and thru them almost about 3 lac people were contacted. Almost 25000 pledges were collected from the General Public. The season-1 of this Campaign was finally concluded at the HUDA Convention Centre in Sec-12, Faridabad at an event titled ‘Singhams of Faridabad’.

In the street play section 6 finalists were chosen and Gita Convent School, Sec-16 won the title of Singhams in the Streetplay section while AVN Sr. Sec. School, Sec-19 and Apeejay School, Sec-15 won the 2nd and 3rd Prizes respectively.

Ritika Rawat of St. Peter’s School, Daulatabad won the 1st Prize for the highest number of pledges collected from the general public and Bhawna Rawat won the 1st prize for the best slogan.

While K L Mehta Dayanand School, Sec-16, won the highest percentage participation award, St. John’s School, Sec-7 won the top prize for the highest number of pledges collected from the general public by any school. Rawal International School, Nangla won the prize for the most creative presentation and Apeejay School, Sec-15 won the top prize for the most organized presentation.

This event co-sponsored by Indian Oil R&D Division, Faridabad had as its Chief Guest, the Divisional Commissioner Dr. D. Suresh. The other Distinguished Guests to the event included the Deputy Commissioner Mr Chander Shekhar and Dr SSV Ramakumar, General Manager, Refining Technologies, Indian Oil R & D Division, Faridabad. Dr Ramakumar was accompanied by Mrs Mary Joseph (Manager Corporate Communications, Indian Oil R&D Division).

Denson Joseph, the President of Faridabad Action Group in his short speech said the idea behind this exercise was actually to wake people and the administration up besides to drive in the message that it is important to be socially alive and how thru positive engagement we could bring in the desired change to strengthen this democracy. To emphasize the spirit that drives the members of Faridabad Action Group he concluded his speech with the song…. ‘ e mere pyare watan… e mere bichde chaman… tujh pe dil qurbaan….’

The Chief Guest to the event Dr D. Suresh in his emphatic address began by admitting that the Administration has indeed failed to deliver on many counts and he explained why these failures have been happening. He stressed the need to rise above Caste, Creed and Regional divide if Prime Minister’s development agenda was to be achieved. He also stressed on the need for expert NGOs to focus on one subject and go intensively into it. He urged the Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad to adopt the PPP model to make Faridabad a smart city for which expert organizations like Faridabad Action Group may be strategically engaged.

The event was compered by Dr Manoj Rai Mehta and Mrs Pooja Gupta. The arrangements at the venue was managed by Mrs Shivani Rajpal, Mr Susheel Verma, Mr Balwinder Singh, Varun Sheokand, Adv Deepak Verma and Adv Pratush Sharma. The NSS Team from Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Old Faridabad under the leadership of Sh Ravinder Manchanda managed and the very able girls being groomed by Sakhi Sangh managed the seating within the hall. Overall hall incharge was Sh A K Gaur (the campaign lead). Prize distribution was coordinated by Ashutosh Anand and Mrs Pinki Brar.

Varun Sheokand was bestowed with the title of Singham for exemplary activism in Faridabad.

Important persons at the meeting were Sh P B Lall (Patron- F.A.G.), Sh Manohar Puniani (President – MWA, Sec-15), Sh Anand Mehta (Eminent Educationist & Gen. Secretary- RWA, Sec-15) besides Principals and Coordinators from various schools.

The NGOs who came to support the event included Sneh Foundation, Mission Jagriti, Child Welfare Trust, Save Aravali, Sakhi Sangh, Able Charities. The Event also saw the District Bar Association being represented by its President Adv. Surinder Dutt Sharma & Secretary Rajeev Baisla. Even the RWAs and Market Welfare Associations were present in large numbers.

The Audience was enthralled by Bollywood’s celebrated Asst. Choreographer MJ Chanchal performing live at the event.


The Anti-Polythene Inter-School Contest in Faridabad

LogoFriends, Faridabad Action Group is pleased to announce a unique contest for school-going children in Faridabad such that children of our district can, not only win prizes but in doing so get an opportunity to improve the world around them and help make it safer for them to live in. Besides it will be a novel way of getting them to contribute towards the mission of getting Faridabad counted or considered among the first 20 to be developed into a SMART CITY.

Polythene Bags have become one of the biggest environmental hazards for the future of our children and through this contest every participant child shall don the mantle of being the Brand Ambassador for the #AntiPolytheneschool childrenCampaign which is now very popular across the globe.

The name of the winners will also be tweeted to our Haryana CM Sh M L Khattar & our PM Sh. Narendra Modi ji with a tagline that we are proud of these changemakers whose contribution to make Faridabad a SMART CITY are worth a consideration.

About the Contest:
A. Children of classes 6th to the 8th of all schools are required to participate in the OPEN /JUNIOR CATEGORY wherein the contest requires each participant to just do 2 things:

1.Collect a individually handwritten Pledge from as many people as possible pledging as follows:

“In the name of my child I pledge that I will not take or give anything to anyone in a polythene bag and I will carry my own paper, cloth or Jute Bag to the market to buy my stuff from today onwards”.

Please note:

a)At the bottom of the pledge the person must indicate his/her  name, address, phone no and email (if any)

b)The child needs to pack all the pledges in an envelope of a suitable size and on the back of the envelope… write a slogan….

  1. The single line slogan will say… ‘I support the #AntiPolytheneCampaign b’coz …………………’


a.Each pledge should carry the name of the person pledging, his business/work and his phone number & email id (if any).

b.All these pledges should be put in an envelope and sent (by post or in person) to our address:

Faridabad Action Group, H.NO. 1166, Sector-15, Faridabad – 121007 …. OR

SUBMIT IT WITH THE SCHOOL COORDINATOR who can then send it all together IN A CARTON to our office address above.

c.DO NOT FORGET – At the back of the envelope please remember to inscribe the following:

  1. i) total number of pledges inside

ii)your email and twitter id (if any)

iii)your full name and contact number (no landline only mobile numbers please)

iv)the slogan

Result Criteria (Junior category):

1.The top 25 children with the best slogans will be rewarded with a nomination to attend the award ceremony with their parents, a certificate, a momento and considered for selection into first 3 ranks. These 25 children will then be graded by our panel according to the number and quality of pledges collected by each from residents in the neighbourhood, shopkeepers in the area/nearby market, family & friends. Anything that is innovative in this initiative will be rewarded.

2.The top 3 thus selected will be awarded in the school category as a certificate, a momento  and conferred the title ‘Singhams of Faridabad’ (Cash prizes for the first three are also being considered)

3.There is an Award in this category for the School (Coordinator) fielding the highest percentage of children from their school.


B. The second is the SENIOR CATEGORY also called the INTER-SCHOOL CATEGORY.

The contest in this category is a street-play (Nukkad-Natak) competition wherein each school has to prepare a street-play (not more than 10mins.) on the Anti-polythene theme (i.e. why plastic bags are hazardous to both us and our environment, what needs to be done urgently to save the environment, what is the responsibility of the citizen, what excuses are offered by the citizen or shopkeepers, why these excuses are pointless, what the administration needs to do about it ).

1.The participating school has to field a team comprising of not more than 20 students (and not less than 8) students from classes 9th & 10th.

  1. Once the school is ready with the Play, the school committee/management has to call us and inform us about their preparedness.
  1. The Play has then to be presented before the whole school at the time of the assembly in our presence, the same has to be recorded and a copy of the video has to be given to us on a pendrive for purposes of a fair judging on a level platform.

Result Criteria (senior category):

(i) The top 5 teams will be rewarded with a nomination to attend the award ceremony with their parents, a certificate, a momento and considered for selection into first 3 ranks

(ii) Our team of judges after a thru scrutiny of the video of all the street plays will choose the top 3 school teams from among the five nominated teams and the teams thus selected will not only be awarded in the inter-school category as the ‘Singhams of Faridabad – 2015‘ besides individual certificates and momentos.

(iii) The top two teams will get an opportunity to display their award winning street play before the invitees to the award ceremony and

(iv) The school Principal will also receive a trophy on behalf of the school.

For any further queries on this please free to call us at : 8882010002

Awards will be distributed in a grand programme titled ‘Singhams of Faridabad’ to be announced soon.


Ample SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES exist for reputed Corporate Brands and Companies

                          For any further queries please feel free to call us on 888-201-0002


Please Note: Faridabad Action Group reserves the right to bring about any change in the format or date of the programme as a whole with or without notice.