Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Freedom

A Walk to Remember: One man’s journey from Mumbai to Jharkhand on World Environment Day

Amir Rizvi 11 Sep 2018
Sriram Dalton from Daltongunj in Palamu district of Jharkhand walked from Mumbai to Ranchi this environment day to spread awareness on the privatisation and corporatisation of natural resources in India.



Sriram wears multiple hats, that of a director, editor, writer and more
 
Born on 25th August 1979 in Daltonganj, Jharkhand India, Sriram completed his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) India in commercial art in the year 2001. After which he came to Mumbai and under tutelage of legend late Ashok Mehta, he endeavoured to beautify camera work of films like Kisna, Waqt, Family, No entry, God Tusi Great Ho, Meridian, part of pop culture. His creative genius also nourished some corporate ad films. His film profile maps a wide range.


 
In a career spanning more than two decades, he has seen how the corporate and corrupt politicians have exploited natural resources.
 
Deeply concerned about the issue of privatisation of water, where corporate giants are selling water at exorbitant rates, unaffordable for common masses, on this world environment day he decided to walk from Mumbai to Jharkhand and tell people on the way that water, forest and land belong to the people of India. And we must at least get free water.


 
He documented his journey on Facebook live, interacted with people, and visited many schools in Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
 
He ended his walk on 9th September in Ranchi.


 
Local environment groups joined his rally in Ranchi and walked from Bhagwan Birsa Samadhi to Bapu Vatika. The corporate control over people's water, mineral and forests is against the nature and it is also unconstitutional.
 
His film on the Uranium mafia, Spring Thunder is scheduled for its world premiere on September 23 at BASAFF (Bay Area South Asian Film Festival), USA. The film showcases the fight in rural India between sustainability and development against the backdrop of Uranium mining. Showcasing the tussle between ‘Sustainability’ & ’Development’ in the context of rural India, ‘Spring Thunder’ narrates the story of a Uranium mining tender at the highest plateau of India, enriched with thick forests where various native communities are living. Starting from conflict of policymakers, to crime, money, politics, and rage at the local level concerning land acquisition to universal environmental concerns. The selfish political inadequacy leads the local tribes to unite and retaliate for the survival of their existence.


 
He wants like-minded people to support him in his long term mission of having free water in India and short term goal of promoting his film on the conflict of sustainability and so called development.

A Walk to Remember: One man’s journey from Mumbai to Jharkhand on World Environment Day

Sriram Dalton from Daltongunj in Palamu district of Jharkhand walked from Mumbai to Ranchi this environment day to spread awareness on the privatisation and corporatisation of natural resources in India.



Sriram wears multiple hats, that of a director, editor, writer and more
 
Born on 25th August 1979 in Daltonganj, Jharkhand India, Sriram completed his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) India in commercial art in the year 2001. After which he came to Mumbai and under tutelage of legend late Ashok Mehta, he endeavoured to beautify camera work of films like Kisna, Waqt, Family, No entry, God Tusi Great Ho, Meridian, part of pop culture. His creative genius also nourished some corporate ad films. His film profile maps a wide range.


 
In a career spanning more than two decades, he has seen how the corporate and corrupt politicians have exploited natural resources.
 
Deeply concerned about the issue of privatisation of water, where corporate giants are selling water at exorbitant rates, unaffordable for common masses, on this world environment day he decided to walk from Mumbai to Jharkhand and tell people on the way that water, forest and land belong to the people of India. And we must at least get free water.


 
He documented his journey on Facebook live, interacted with people, and visited many schools in Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
 
He ended his walk on 9th September in Ranchi.


 
Local environment groups joined his rally in Ranchi and walked from Bhagwan Birsa Samadhi to Bapu Vatika. The corporate control over people's water, mineral and forests is against the nature and it is also unconstitutional.
 
His film on the Uranium mafia, Spring Thunder is scheduled for its world premiere on September 23 at BASAFF (Bay Area South Asian Film Festival), USA. The film showcases the fight in rural India between sustainability and development against the backdrop of Uranium mining. Showcasing the tussle between ‘Sustainability’ & ’Development’ in the context of rural India, ‘Spring Thunder’ narrates the story of a Uranium mining tender at the highest plateau of India, enriched with thick forests where various native communities are living. Starting from conflict of policymakers, to crime, money, politics, and rage at the local level concerning land acquisition to universal environmental concerns. The selfish political inadequacy leads the local tribes to unite and retaliate for the survival of their existence.


 
He wants like-minded people to support him in his long term mission of having free water in India and short term goal of promoting his film on the conflict of sustainability and so called development.

Related Articles

Freedom

The true cost of hailing the CAB

As the nation debates, dissects and protests yet another attempt by a divisive regime to tear asunder our pluralistic, composite culture, and the last vestiges of our socio-cultural diversity, let us take an in-depth look into the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

Freedom

The true cost of hailing the CAB

As the nation debates, dissects and protests yet another attempt by a divisive regime to tear asunder our pluralistic, composite culture, and the last vestiges of our socio-cultural diversity, let us take an in-depth look into the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).


Monday

09

Dec

In front of Govandi station, Mumbai

Tuesday

10

Dec

Samaj Seva Kendra Hall, Dadar West, Mumbai

Saturday

07

Dec

Parel, Mumbai

Theme

Ambedkar

On India's 70th Constitution Day, the Subversive Sangh

Repeated attempts by the RSS-driven Sangh Parivar to appropriate Dr BR Ambedkar throw up contradictions and evasions
JNU

‘Stand by JNU!’ Solidarity Statements from across the world

A campaign launched by the university’s students and teachers challenging the intolerance of dissent
Hindutva

Hindutva and Democracy

Communalism Combat 9th Anniversary Special
HCU

#Stand with HCU

Solidarity Statements and Video Testimonies

Campaigns

Monday

09

Dec

In front of Govandi station, Mumbai

Tuesday

10

Dec

Samaj Seva Kendra Hall, Dadar West, Mumbai

Saturday

07

Dec

Parel, Mumbai

Analysis

Ambedkar

On India's 70th Constitution Day, the Subversive Sangh

Repeated attempts by the RSS-driven Sangh Parivar to appropriate Dr BR Ambedkar throw up contradictions and evasions
JNU

‘Stand by JNU!’ Solidarity Statements from across the world

A campaign launched by the university’s students and teachers challenging the intolerance of dissent
Hindutva

Hindutva and Democracy

Communalism Combat 9th Anniversary Special
HCU

#Stand with HCU

Solidarity Statements and Video Testimonies

Archives