Rallies, planting of saplings mark World Environment Day
NIZAMABAD: World Environment Day was celebrated in a grand way here on Friday. An awareness rally with the theme “Your Planet Needs You-Unite to Combat Climate Change” was taken out under the aegis of AP Pollution Control Board from the collectorate to Police Parade Grounds.
Representatives from Jana Vignana Vedika, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Indian Medical Association, Indian Red Cross Society, Andhra Pradesh Nursing Homes Association, several officials and un-officials participated in it. On reaching the police parade grounds saplings were planted.
The speakers expressed concern over global warming and its ill-effects on environment and living beings. Stressing the need of changing the lifestyle they said environment protection and pollution control was everyone’s responsibility.
The dignitaries later gave away prizes and commendation certificates to winners in essay writing, elocution and painting competitions held recently in connection with the World Environment Day.
Nalgonda Staff Reporter writes: A novel play highlighting the grave threat posed to the environment from air, water and soil pollution was staged on the occasion the occasion on Nalgonda.
Environmental activists organised different events to propagate the significance of environmental protection. Collector M. Purushotham Reddy flagged off a green rally at the Clock Tower centre in the morning.
The DFO Swamy Das said that saplings would be planted in 250 hectares under the aegis of the Forest Department in the district soon.
The industries including various pharmaceutical companies conducted different events including photo exhibitions highlighting the effluent treatment and pollution control methods employed by them to protect environment.
The Collector presented appreciation certificates to the industrialists, environmental activists and students for their contribution to environmental protection. He also presented certificates to the representatives of the hospitals those excelled in bio-medical waste management.
Karimnagar Staff Reporter adds: Bala Vikas Samithi and National Green Core distributing certificates to students who participated in the essay-writing and elocution competitions.