BFI at Celebration 2019 

‘Celebrations 2019’, a Fun Fair organized by Shabab ul Eidiz Zahabi in Mumbai, registers thousands of footfalls in just 2 days, every year. The visitors are not just limited to the Dawoodi Bohra community, but also people from all walks of society, especially children’s from various schools and colleges.

The set up was perfect for Burhani Foundation (India) to put a stall for mass awareness on current environmental problems, its solutions as well as past and future activities of BFI. And as expected, visitors were surprised and happy to see BFI stall in this event. BFI is always looking for opportunities to spread the message of betterment and conservation of environment. The Sole aim of participating in this Fun Fair was to draw attention of the visitors towards the current environmental problems, i.e. plastic pollution, cleanliness, plantation and especially people’s participation for various environmental activities. We also highlighted our current activities – Biogas project and ‘Turning the Tide’ against plastic pollution.

BFI in coordination with the Indian Biogas Association (IBA) is working on propagating usage as well as production of Biogas. India has huge potential in Biogas, and it is one of the most convenient forms of energy. A Biogas Mobile App has been developed, which aims to bring all the stakeholders of Biogas on a single platform.

Banners depicting importance of Biogas, development and usage of Biogas App were displayed, visitors were also briefed regarding the same and Eco World newsletters were distributed together with ‘Bookmarks’ carrying environmental messages. To convey our messages more efficiently we also displayed videos on a LED TV near our stall. Through videos, we were able to catch attention of many visitors and they curiously approached us to know more regarding Biogas App and other initiatives.

MLA Shri Amin Patel, Ex MLA Baba Siddique, Corporator Atul Shah and Rita Makwana also visited the Fun Fair and BFI stall. Trustees of BFI were also present at the stall and interacted with visitors.

Overall we received amazing response and many individuals have wished to be a part of future BFI activities, volunteer for beach clean-up under the project ‘Turning the Tide’, subscribe for Eco World newsletters and queries regarding indoor plantation and bird feeders.

Photos from the event