Staff Reporter

Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board in association with Gora Science Centre takes out a rally

VIJAYAWADA: The World Environment Day was celebrated by several government institutions and non-governmental agencies in the city on Friday.

The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology celebrated the day at the Regional Science Centre at Bhavanipuram, where competitions in poster presentation and elocution were conducted for the students of different classes.

Elocution competition was conducted on “Climate change and the broader consequences of environmental change”, while written quiz was conducted on “Environment”. Krishna District Collector and Chairman of the Regional Science Centre N. Sridhar highlighted the need for protecting the environment. APCOST Project Officer M. Nagesh advised teachers and students to make better use of the facilities available at the science centre. Mayor M.V. Ratna Bindu, Vice-Chancellor of Krishna University M.K. Durga Prasad and officials of various departments were present.

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board , in association with the Gora Science Centre, took out a rally from Gurunanak Nagar road to Benz Circle. Ms. Ratna Bindu flagged off the rally and walked the entire distance. The participants included students, industrialists and women from different walks of life.

Hotel Fortune Murali Park conducted a seminar on its premises to mark the day. The programme was aimed at reinforcing the abilities of the hotel’s staff for the protection of environment. The employees were told to minimise the use of white paper, reduce the wastage of natural resources and plant saplings. The hotel staff planted over 100 saplings at various parts of the city.

The city unit of the World Telugu Federation took up clean and green programme and held a meeting at Patamatalanka. Regional president Gokaraju Ganga Raju launched the sapling plantation drive at Sitarama Nagar colony.