Indian Development Foundation, in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank and St. Philomenas Nursing College organized World Environment Day rally in Bangalore. The theme for the event was "Think, Eat and Save".
Flagging off the rally, Mr. Albert, Principal, Bangalore Community College, cautioned that the natural resources were quite scarce and everyone has the responsibility to preserve them and use the same judiciously. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Joshi, Manager - Cash Management, Standard Chartered Bank regretted that enormous amount of food was wasted every year while 1 in every 7 people in the world went to bed hungry. Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. Ramakrishnan, Mr. C.A. Mathew from IDF also spoke on the occasion.
A large number of students (Sri Ayyappan school), office goers, educationists and social activists took part in the rally with zeal and enthusiasm. The rally started from St. Philomena's Hospital ground, went to Richmond Road, via St. Johnson's market and returned to St. Philomena's Hospital ground. The participants carried placards and banners and shouted out slogans to protect the environment and stop global warming. Mr. Arulraj DE, IDF, had made the necessary arrangements.