My name is Shivang Verma. I have been working for 10 years with my father for water conservation and environmental awareness under the movement founded by my father, Neela Jahan Water Foundation. I am also a volunteer of Global citizen and Peta
I am also an Indian and Asian Record holder and among the 10 young inspirational leaders of the United Nations for my work related to awareness on Covid-19 and water conservation and environmental awareness.
I have also signed more than 250 petitions on global issues in the world as a volunteer of a global citizen. I am here to share my journey that took me among the 10 young inspirational leaders of the United Nations.
When the pandemic spread to India, I noticed a severe lack of awareness among people in my community — many were not informed of the proper prevention and protection techniques, leaving them at risk.
Although the information was available online, it was spread across various government portals, so I decided to compile all the necessary information into one place, make accompanying sketches and share my findings and art on various Indian government portals, social media, and through the health ministry.
While the sketches were initially made to help raise awareness online, their impact soon spread. Some of the sketches were printed and posted in government offices, shops, and roads; the entire collection was compiled into a single pdf and spread to various communities.
I sketched 102 motivational posters to support medical professionals and volunteers fighting COVID-19 which landed me place in the Asia Book of Records! and among the United Nation’s 10 young inspirational leaders.
In addition to this work, I have also continued my usual work to support several water conservation causes and promote over 250 petitions related to global issues.