BAN LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL IN DEHRADUN
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Ban La Tomatina in Race course, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India.
"Jai jawaan, jai kisaan, bhaad mein jaaye bhooka insaan?"
We want the Uttrakhand people and around the India to come together and sigh this petition against such wastage of food for the sake of a few rich while the country deals with high rate of malnutrition.
Why is this important?
Wasting precious food must not be allowed to become part of our culture in India while there are millions of Indians that go hungry every day. We must stop the La Tomatina Event in Dehradun, Uttrakhand
Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have already banned such events due to public protests for unnecessary food wastage in this festival, why shouldn’t Uttrakhand stand by our farmers and the hungry peoples around?
Summary of concerns:
- Huge wastage of edible tomatoes
- The quantity of water that will be used to clean the mess
- Possibility of molestation
- Possibility of increase in tomato rates if such events are repeated beyond the existing high cost
- Set back for any nutrition program in the state.
We are not rich like the Spanish and nor do we have a culture or history of such a festival. We need 3000 people to sign this petition within next 5 days, before the main event could happen i.e. on 13th March 2017, so we can deliver it to the Governor/ Chief Minister of Uttrakhand and have him ban such events, that promotes food wastage. I ask all my fellow Indians, to come forward, stand beside us and help us to stop this event from happening.
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