Leading NGOs and Corporates championing for social causes came together and organized various activities towards a cleaner and greener city of Bangalore on World Environment Day. The campaign was organized at Doddanna Nagar, one of the biggest slums of Bengaluru.Master Karan Dravid, 11 years old Student Social Ambassador of Indian Development Foundation, kick started the campaign by administering an oath to a large gathering of slum dwellers, students, and volunteers. The oath was taken to plant more trees, conserve water and keep the houses and premises clean. Mr. A.G. Prakash, Principal of Sree Ayyappan Education Centre, lauded the initiatives and said that a clean environment was the basis for good health, happiness and prosperity. Mr. Rajiv Nair, Manager of Standard Chartered Bank expressed the bank’s resolve to partner with NGOs and reach out to several slums at Bangalore.
The activities included awareness generation, mass cleaning campaign, planting of trees and building fences for the saplings. Earlier an audio visual program on the conservation of water was organized by Ms. Kannika Iyer and Mr. Sudheendra from the bank.
Indian Development Foundation along with Standard Chartered Bank, SHADE and St. Martha’s Hospital had organized the program. Mr. Sampath Raj, the D.J. Halli Corporator, extended necessary support. Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. Kuppusamy, Master. Nischith, Mr. Stephen and Mr. Mathi spoke on the occasion. Hundreds of volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank, NGOs and local residents actively participated.ALBUM - World Environment Day - BANGALORE