Staff Reporter

MADURAI: It is fundamentally important that we should globally join together to fight climate change, according to R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University.

He was addressing a gathering of around 1000 student volunteers of National Service Scheme from 11 colleges who took part in a human chain to fight climate change, organised by Tamil Nadu Science Forum and MKU NSS in front of the railway junction here.

The students, both boys and girls from MKU college, American college, Lady Doak College, Mangayarkarasi College, St. George Jayaraj College, Sourashtra College, Madurai Institute of Social Sciences, Arul Anandar College, Madura College, Thiagaraja College and Wakf Board College formed the chain that stretched on either side of the railway junction.

The students raised slogans and carried placards asking for compensation from the developed countries and urging that immediate steps be taken to stop global warming.

S. Krishnaswamy, State president, Tamil Nadu Science Forum, Ramasundaram, president, TNSF Madurai district, Dinakaran, Secretary, TNSF Madurai district, and Rajamanickam of All India People Science Network, participated in the meeting.

Sethuraman, Coordinator, NSS, MKU, proposed a vote of thanks.