Wednesday, June 5, 2013

IDF @ World Environment Day - June 5, 2013, Chennai

Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Gremaltes Hospital organized an awareness exhibition at Central Station, Chennai on the occasion of World Environment Day - June 5.

Chief Guest for the day was  Shri S. R. Gandhi, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Central Railways inaugurated the awareness exhibition and exhorted people to come forward and participate in the public event and said,  "I am extremely happy to see young volunteers participating in the social causes to protect the Mother Earth".  The theme for World Environment Day 2013 is Think-Eat-Save.  We should be careful in selecting our food, both quality and quantity and it should not be wasted. The young generation have to play a vital role in disseminating such Eco friendly information among the masses.  The commuters in Central Station will be extremely benefited by such awareness campaigns.

Students from Stanley Nursing College, Royapuram, Chennai also actively participated in the event.  By displaying sign boards, placards, banners and posters with eco-friendly messages, the volunteers went rough distributing information to protect environment.

Mr. S. Sreeram, Manager, IDF and Mr. Pius Kalathil, Director of Gremaltes Hospital appreciated the efforts of student volunteers in spreading awareness.  The entire effort will also help in keeping the railway platform and premises clean.  The students went round informing commuters not to liter or spit, as it may spread disease, 
IDF has been organizing such awareness campaigns across India involving thousands of students, said Mrs. Siva Kamakshi and  Mr. K. Sathyamurthy from IDF who co-ordinated the event.

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