New York: Muslim Volunteers 4 New York organized a clean-up campaign on the occasion of “Environmental Stewardship Day” in Ruppert Park, where trees were planted besides presenting arts and crafts, music, and much more.
The voluntary cleanup campaign collaborated with Parks and Council Member Julie Menin at the Ruppert Park on the Upper East Side, Second Avenue in New York State.
Mubeen Siddiqui, founding member of Muslim Volunteers 4 New York, said that the aim of this campaign is to highlight environmental protection among people.
The event was attended by a large number of community members.
Different saplings were also planted on this occasion, and the volunteers disposed off trash from the site.
Former Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said that the Parks Department has always been supportive of environment-friendly events. Such initiatives will develop a sense of responsibility and happiness among the masses, especially the youth.
Speaking to Voice of South Asia (VOSA TV), Assembly Member Rebecca Seaweight said that it was great to attend this event, especially since events like this are great for our children where they get to learn some environmentally friendly actions.
Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, President of the New York Muslim Officer Society, said that people from different schools of thoughts including Muslim community, are present here with us today and it is a good initiative on behalf of the Muslim volunteers.
Consul General of Pakistan for New York Ayesha Ali, members of the organization planted saplings and cleaned the park, including children.