Mangalore: Children Brave Rains to Pledge for a Greener Tomorrow
Pics: Bhaskar Amtoor
Mangalore, Aug 12: Daring the incessant rains and the holiday morning, children came out in large numbers to participate in the Walkathon organized as part of Save Earth Day on Sunday August 12 in the city from Kadri Park to Mangala Stadium.
Hundreds of students, both high school and college, NSS Volunteers, parents and general public flooded the route as the Walkathon marched ahead with slogans of pledging to make our efforts towards protecting the environment and saving the earth for the future.
The Walkathon was organized by the Trinity Guild Hall London, Mangalore branch.
The event was flagged off amidst pouring rains by N Vinay Hegde, chairman of Nitte Education Trust. Students from different schools sporting their uniforms, the colourful umbrellas and the spirited slogans surcharged the atmosphere with sheer echo of commitment of the youth towards protecting our environment.
The Walkathon traversed through the main road of the city from the Bal Bhavn near Kadri Park through Circuit House, Bejai, KSRTC Bus Stand, Lalbagh and culminating at the Mangala Stadium at Mannagudda-Ladyhill.
Rendering a spirited pep talk to the students gathered at the culminating point at Mangala Stadium, Prof P L Dharma, chairman, department of political science, Mangalore University exhorted the youngsters to commit themselves as responsible individuals in view of seeing a better tomorrow. Small little habits will make a huge difference, he remarked pointing at the use and misuse of plastics, our value systems and the way we treat our surroundings.
The people who participated in the Walkathon included a child of one year to elderly Mangaloreans who raised the spirit of the youngsters.