World Environment Day programmes

Coimbatore: A cycle rally, a signature campaign and planting of saplings will mark World Environment Day celebrations in the city on June 5.

The cycle rally to create awareness among people on the need to save fuel and using cycles for short distance travelling, is being organised by The Hindu and The Chennai Silks.

The rally will start from The Chennai Silks’ branch on Oppanakara Street at 6.30 a.m. The participants should bring cycles.

The finishing point is The Chennai Silks branch at Gandhipuram.

The other sponsors of the event are SCM garments, Sree Kumaran ThangaMaligai and The KTM Jewellery Private Limited. For registration details, contact: 81440-33671/ 0422-2490888.

The signature campaign is being organised by Environment Conservation Group (ECG), a Non-Governmental Organisation.

It will be held at Race Course from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For details contact: R. Mohammed Saleem, president of ECG at 97878 78910.

Home Guards will organise a rally on the day from the Police Commissioner’s office to Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School at 9 a.m. A release from Area Commander T.K. Dhanashekar said that Coimbatore City Police Commissioner C. Sylendra Babu will flag-off the rally.

Later, they will plant saplings on the school premises. S.K. Dogra, Additional Director General of Police, Director of Civil Defence and Deputy Commandant, Home Guards, Tamil Nadu, will preside over the meeting. A. Sivakumar, Commandant General in Chief, Tamil Nadu Home Guards, and M. Jagannathan, Vice-Principal, Civil Defence Training Institution/Assistant Commandant General, Home Guards, Coimbatore Range, will attend the function.

From THE HINDU

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