Sapling planting programme held

To mark World Environment Day today

Nagercoil: The Water, Environment and Sanitation Consortium (WAESCO) inaugurated a programme by planting saplings by District Environment Co-ordinator K. Vijayakumar and Psychiatrist B.Nagarajan here.

The aim of the this programme is to ensure the environment is free from pollution to mark the the World Environment Day on Saturday.

Mr. Vijayakumar told The Hindu that it was the bounden duty of the younger generation to keep the environment free from any kind of pollution. As per the statistics it came to know that 30,000 crore plants were needed to be planted to balance the ecology.

Regional Convener of WAESCO Arul Kannan said that all the people of the district should follow the principles of the former President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who is very much interested in motivating children to plant saplings, particularly medicinal ones.

The WAESCO appreciated the efforts made by the Collector Rajendra Ratnoo who was very much interested in declaring the district as ‘plastic-free Kanyakumari,’ because the district was included in the international tourist world map.

WAESCO members Rajan, Gerome, Shanthi, Subramoni and others participated in the function.

From THE HINDU

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