The Chennai Corporation has declared February 24, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's birthday, as day for environment and creating awareness of global warming. According to Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy, a total of 12,800 saplings along with tree guards would be planted in all 200 wards falling under the civic body to mark the occasion. Each ward would get 64 saplings. Students of Chennai schools would also take out rallies to create awareness of protecting environment.
Every ward would have medical camps and around two lakh people be screened for conditions including hypertension and diabetes.