An effort to raise awareness on global warming

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It’s never too late: Volunteers distributing copies of The Hindu to college students during a campaign undertaken as part of the World Environment Day in Guntur on Friday. —
It’s never too late: Volunteers distributing copies of The Hindu to college students during a campaign undertaken as part of the World Environment Day in Guntur on Friday. —

Staff Reporter

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GUNTUR: The weather was sultry, the sun was playing hide and seek and the chaotic traffic was at its peak at the busy Hindu College junction.

The vagaries of weather seem to be coinciding with the World Environment Day celebrations being held at a college near by.

But all these has not dampen the spirits of a group of 30 enthusiastic boys who were busy distributing copies of The Hindu along with brochures and pamphlets sharing concern over global warming in partnership with I.J.M. Lingamaneni Township Private Limited.

Scores of college going youth stopped in their tracks, busy employees looked out of auto rickshaws and others vied with each other to lay their hands on the paper at the busy traffic junction and other spots, like Congress office, Hindu College etc.

The youth flipped the pages and found interesting articles in the Environment Day special. Similar programmes were organised at other junctions and other places in the district.

They also had an opportunity to have a peek at a green environmentally housing project, Raintree Park Dwaraka Krishna being developed by I.J.M Lingamaneni Township Private Limited coming up on sprawling premises of 119 acres opposite Acharya Nagarjuna University.

The project included apartments and independent villas.

The stylish township being built around a huge lake surrounded by lush landscape means one lives closer to nature and soaks in its pristine beauty.

The vast open spaces, pleasures of a clubhouse, gym and swimming pools add an extra dimension to lifestyle.

For a green planet

Raising awareness levels about climate change, restricted use of technology and reducing gas emissions and striking a fair balance between development and environmental protection are vital to sustaining the planet, speakers at the World Environment Day celebrations held here on Friday said.

The meeting was organised by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Regional Office, Guntur.

United Conference

District Collector Kantilal Dande said that the issue of climate change and environment were first mooted at the United Conference on Human Environment held at Stockholm, Sweden.

Quoting the famous lines of Cuban President Fidel Castro, who said that, “The ecological debt of developed countries far outstrips the economic debt of developing countries,” Mr. Dande pointed out that developing countries often face flak over issues of climate change.

P.C.B Executive Engineer D. Ravindra Babu, Andhra Pradesh State Expert Appraisal Committee chairman Anji Reddy, member K. Bayapu Reddy, Nedcap general manager G. Haranath Babu and D.I.C G.M E. Trimurthulu were also present.



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