KOZHIKODE: As part of global climate strike, more than 150 persons gathered in city beach to protest and raise voice for a better earth on Friday. Tagging Fridays for the future, they tied a black ribbon holding placards, signifying their helplessness and rising alarm, unlike strike in other places.
The global strike got instigated from Greta Thunberg, 16, who protested in front of Swedish parliament, boycotting classes. There were 5000 registered events happening in 150 countries on the same day.
Rendering Greta's model, Kozhikode beach witnessed children from eight to fourteen years holding placards stating “Are we the last generation?” and “It is just one straw”
“The strike is aimed at increasing awareness about the emergency situation of climate crisis. Afforestation and ban on plastics need to be made more stringent” said Prof Manoj Dhatta, of DCA college. “In the field of architecture, we can make use of materials which are available locally in the earth rather than dwelling on quarries”, added Manoj
Another participant Stanley Sunny said, “Citizens need to be aware that everything is not okay after being recovered from the nature’s fury”.
“Global warming has changed to global heating and through the strike we aim to make people alert in the panic situation", he said.
“We have tied our mouths with a black ribbon to show our helplessness and without making any commotion or traffic we urge our leaders to take up necessary action” said another participant Simren C P.
“We have learned that littering plastic is not good. But we are hesitant to raise our voice as we watch others doing it. It is high time that we are awakened ourselves towards the cause”, added another volunteer Rohith R Nath.
The agitation was initiated by students of GHS Payyanikkal and Devaki Amma College of Arch-itecture (DCA), Malappuram.
This novel mode of agitation was held earlier in Kottayam, Nilambur, Malappuram, Thiruvana-nthapuram and Kochi....