Meet Abhishek Kumar Sharma One-Man Army Raising India’s Pride
A One-Man Army Is Cycling across India Should Inspire Every Indian – Abhishek Kumar Sharma
Abhishek Kumar Sharma 28-Year-Old One-Man Army Is Cycling across India Should Inspire Every Indian. An environmentalist from Uttar Pradesh is on a year-long cycling tour of the country. His mission? To spread the message of a Swachh Bharat – a cleaner country. This is how he’s doing it.
Sixteen states, approximately 10,000 villages, and more than 14,300 kms — this sums up the journey of Abhishek Kumar Sharma so far. A 28-year-old environmental research scholar, Abhishek is currently on a year-long cycling tour of India. His reason for being on the road for the past ten months is indeed unique.
Cycle tour after being inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Having done researches in solid waste management and worked in different designations, did not really give the joy to Abhishek, when compared to what he does today. When the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat’ was launched by Shri Narendra Modi, this young man decided to support the vision in every way possible. He also planned to contribute the next five years of his life towards various causes, the first being ‘Swachh Bharat’.
Immediately, he resigned his job, took his bicycle, left his home to reach out to every part of the country to create awareness about the cleanliness campaign. He started from his own state –Uttar Pradesh, and began to reach out to schools and colleges to create awareness in them. It was obvious that not many believed in his words, and did not permit him to address the students.
Nation-Wide Tour to Spread The Message of Cleanliness
He carries little more than three days worth of food and water, a tent and a smartphone, and relies on the kindness of strangers for all the rest. Sharma has no corporate sponsors and stops to work for money rather than call home for cash, he said. He collects small amounts from anyone willing to donate.
If the good people of the world get together and work together, good things will happen, he said. And there are plenty of good people, Sharma said. “Trust me, people are very good around the globe,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you come from or what colour you are, good people are everywhere.”
And that’s essential because climate change and the lack of peace are worldwide problems and need worldwide attention and cooperation, he said. “We have to work together,” Sharma said. When he gets home he aims.