|Kirti Sharma- Founder (Kiraas), Jaipur, Rajasthan|
“I was in first year of MBBS and exams were approaching. It is very tedious at times to learn all the scientific terms and diseases. I was trying to make my studies creative so I started watching documentaries, YouTube videos which were related to my course and to be precise, it included animal cruelty, climate change, global warming, plastic pollution, etc. As I was watching those videos and documentaries, I could feel a bolt that certain products that we use on our body are not only harming the environment but are also harmful for us. I’ve read about so many diseases which are linked to plastic, animal meat, ingestion of animal meat. Talking about the climate change, air pollution, soil pollution, water pollution, all of these have an impact on our bodies as well. I read all of this in my college books but it was not triggering me in a way that those documentaries did. It was very alarming that the products I’m using on my body will result in the suffering of three or four coming generations including my own generation.