With more people becoming eco-friendly or rather eco-conscious, a number of organisations and industries in the city have come together to support the theme of the World Ozone Day ‘a healthy atmosphere, the future we want’ and contribute to society to the maximum extent possible.

As part of the CSR initiative, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd celebrated the day with more than 200 students and staff members of the schools and colleges located at HSL Township in Gandhigram. To create awareness on the dangers of carbon emissions that pose a threat to the environment, an impressive rally, flagged off by director (Finance and Commercial) Rakesh Mahajan, was taken out by the members of Rovers Scouts. Members of CSR senior management committee of the company, office-bearers of the Officers’ Association and BC Employees Welfare Association also participated in the rally.

Awareness drive

Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju stressed on the importance of maintaining healthy environment at an awareness drive initiated by the Department of Environmental Science of AU where Professor I.U.B. Reddy participated. Prof. Raju said that the depletion of ozone layer causes irrevocable damage to all living things on the planet. Among others, AP Pollution Control Board officials K.V. Rao, S. Sriramamurthy, Ravi Kumar, Rector of AU Narayanarao, dean of Academic Affairs Sudhakar Babu and Principals and Professors of various departments, participated .

Seminar

A seminar was held at Gayatri Vidya Parishad Degree College. Some 200 students participated in the rally that began from MVP Colony to Isukathota junction to spread the message. A few students also put up an exhibition on the premises displaying various models of environment degradation. Similarly, students of Alwardas Public School also participated in a rally on the Beach Road passing through MVP Colony. Principal of the school Harshalatha Chiranjeevi along with teachers of the school were present.

Indraja of Green Youth Brigade, R. Manohar of Green Earth Films, Rohini Mohammed of Eco Students Club and Y. Abhishek Pal of Vulnerable People Development Centre, among others presented a picture on the impact of the depletion of ozone layer. The movie was released by Vice-Chancellor of AU G.S.N. Raju at AU’s Open Air Theatre here on Monday.

It was a combined celebration at VITS College of Engineering where an awareness programme was initiated on the occasion of World’s First Aid Day and World Ozone Day.

A rally was held from Butchirajupalem to Pendurthi. Later, Principal of the college B. Murali Krishna, academic director K. Satyanarayana and Secretary and Correspondent N. Prasada Raju participated in Engineers Day celebration which was commemorated by the VITS-CSI student branch.

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