Dhanvir’s speaks about the world’s largest peaceful protest on TV.
Dhanvir in Year 11 has appeared on The Sikh Channel, a UK-based Sikhi-focused television channel, talking about his presentation which was shown across the whole school.
He wanted to bring to a wider audience a story which received only limited coverage in the British mainstream media. Here is how the BBC reported the world’s largest peaceful protest back in February:
“Farmers and their families have been protesting in India for months, camped out in Delhi demonstrating over the government’s new farm laws which they think will ruin their livelihoods. Young Brits of Indian descent may be almost five thousand miles away, but it’s affecting many of them and their families.”
You can read more of the BBC’s coverage here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-55937894
Dhanvir said: “It was important to me. My grandad was a farmer. But you don’t have to be involved in or have family in the farming industry to know that what’s going on is wrong.”
Dhanvir met with his Head of House to come up with a plan to bring the story to a wider audience. He created a special presentation which was shown across the whole school. He wants to continue raising awareness of social issues and making sure the current and future generations stay up to date about what is going on in India.