‘”People from all walks of life should realize the gravity of the situation following global environmental challenges like climate change, global warming and pollution and join hands to protect mother earth from the dangers of pollution” observed Mr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, Secretary & Correspondent, S.B. I. O. A Educational Trust, Chennai. “Various types of environmental pollution such as water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, soil pollution, etc. are disturbing the ecosystem and causing a variety of health hazards to human beings and animals. Environmental pollution is damaging the ecosystem and destroying its delicate balance; we should realize our mistakes and develop concern for environment protection by keeping it clean, safe and secure for a healthy life.” he added.
Speaking on the occasion of Environment Awareness Rally organized by Indian Development Foundation at Marina Beach on World Environment Day 2015, he stressed the need for people, especially the youth, to protect the environment and make the world a better place to live. “Students must be aware of environment protection and spread the message on ways to protect the environment so that we can save the world from pollution” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S. Sreeram, Manager – TN & Pondy said “It is every one’s responsibility to protect the environment and World Environment Day is truly a people's day, providing an opportunity for everyone, young and old, with their community or with close friends, to show that they care for the planet. We also distributed 1000 saplings to the participants and general public.” he added.
Indian Development Foundation organized an environment awareness rally with the theme Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. The awareness rally was flagged off by Mr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev and exhorted people to participate in big way.
Students from S.B.O.A. School & Junior College, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Madambakkam, Sivanthi Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Ramapuram, St. Raphel’s Girls Hr. Sec. School, Santhome, Sree Shanthi Anand Vidyalaya, Thirumudivakkam, Billroth College of Nursing, Maduravoyal, Staff of Standard Chartered Bank and many social activists also participated in the awareness rally holding placards conveying messages on environment protection.