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Karamsar Gurdwara youngsters ‘respect’ environment with street clean

PUBLISHED: 12:19 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:19 11 April 2016

Children from Karamsar Gurdwara, High Road, Ilford, cleaning the streets in Ilford. Picture: Karamsar Gurdwara

Children from Karamsar Gurdwara, High Road, Ilford, cleaning the streets in Ilford. Picture: Karamsar Gurdwara

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Children at a gurdwara spent their Easter break cleaning the streets in honour of “Mother Earth”.

Youngsters at Karamsara Gurdwara, High Road, Ilford, took part in the national Clean for the Queen campaign to tidy up in the run up the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Emily Holt from Keep Britain Tidy and Camille Barker Redbridge Council spoke to the young volunteers about the importance of recycling before heading out into the streets.

They collected 22 bags of litter in about 40 minutes.

Organiser Dunjhaise Singh said: “I am really shocked at the amount of litter being thrown in their streets, when our faith emphasises that we should respect our Mother Earth.”

Volunteer Arrun Singh, 15, said he was surprised by the amount of litter that was collected in the short amount of time.

“I enjoyed the thought of helping the community and improving our environment,” he said.

“But when it became a reality and I was actually making a difference, I loved it even more.”


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