The release of the compact disc of a tele-film on the importance of planting saplings to save the environment brought out by Ch.R.K. Mohan, popularly known as ‘Mokkala’ Mohan, provided a platform to speakers to stress the importance of safeguarding trees. CMD of Vijay Nirman Company Limited S. Vijay Kumar released the 40-minute CD “Kotta Bichhagadu” at Visakhapatnam Public Library on Sunday evening. Not only trees should be saved but the next generation should also be made aware of its responsibility, he said.

A professor of Environment Science of Andhra University, E.U.B. Reddy, described plants as carbon lockers and oxygen cylinders.

MD of Sukhibhava Real Estates G.S. Krishna Murthy presented Rs. 15,000 to help Mr. Mohan make another film on environment.

Actor “Kallu” Chidambaram, who presided, lauded the sustained efforts of Mohan to promote green cause. Besides him, 39 artistes from the city acted in it.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University V. Balamohandas complimented Mohan, a recipient of Vrukshamitra Kannam Srinivasa Rao award, for spreading awareness by presenting saplings instead of bouquets. He described worshipping Lord Vinayaka as an introduction with nature. Scholar Vedula Subrahmanya Sastry detailed the affinity for ages between life in the country and nature. Even the meal contained several natural ingredients derived from various plants. Joint Chief Engineer of AP Pollution Control Board K.V. Rao spoke on the various activities carried out to spread awareness on the perils of pollution.

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