Rallies, meetings, planting of sapling mark World Environment Day
KURNOOL: Rallies, meetings and tree plantation marked the World Environmental Day celebrations in the city on Friday.
Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, St. Joseph’s School, Transport Department and other organisations conducted programmes to raise the awareness levels among public about the threat of drastic climate change.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Jawahar Basha flagged off the rally of students at Zilla Parishad, which reached the St. Joseph’s School.
Addressing the function, Deputy Transport Commissioner Ramasri underscored the need for encouraging the mass transport system to reduce vehicular pollution. She said transport sector emerged as major pollution contributing factor. Mass public transport system would replace the small vehicles.
S.B. Prabhakar Rao, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer, advocated reduction in consumption of energy.
He emphasised the need for shifting from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy to reduce pressure on the environment.
ICDS Project Director Jebeda Begum, V. Brahma Reddy of Jana Vignana Vedika, B.N. Chetty, NGO, Raghunath Senior Environmental Engineer, Ravi Kumar Environmental Engineer, Field Publicity Officer Sirajuddin and others were present.
The guests gave away the prizes to the winners of various literary contests, which were held based on this year’s environmental theme of “Your Plant Needs You- Unite To Combat Climate Change”
. Students and teachers of Laxmi Venkatesh T.G. College of Physiotherapy undertook tree plantation on the premises of schools, churches and open grounds.