Bengaluru celebrates World Environment Day with a series of events
Bengalureans celebrated the World Environment Day which was filled with activities all green on Sunday itself. Event started with theatre person Prakash Belawadi inaugurating a nature walk programme in Lalbagh organised by Karnataka Walkers Federation. Talking about youth’s role in environment conservation, Belawadi said, “It is not enough to protect trees, we need to plant more saplings and nurture them. The government can’t do everything,” he said. Federation president C K Ravichandra said efforts should be made to make Lalbagh plastic-free. Over 200 people took part in the programme where saplings planted near West Gate lake.NGO SayTrees brought 1,600 volunteers to plant saplings at a recently rejuvenated lake in Bommasandra. On Sunday evening, Raag Abhinaya staged a streetplay 'No More Adjust Maadi: Our Planet, Our Responsibility', to stress on the necessity to come out of apathy and conformity to make a difference. In HSR Layout, the residents welfare association invited tree conservationist Vijay Nishant on Saturday to hold a workshop on making seed balls. As many as 6,000 seed balls were made.
Hundreds of events are lined up on Monday with government agencies and departments organising programmes to mark environment day. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will present green awards and inaugurate an exhibition focussed on environment at Gandhi Krishi Vijnana Kendra.