Mangaluru, Sep 26: As part of World Environmental Health day on September 26, the Nature Club at St Agnes College, Autonomous, in city organized ‘Zero Vehicle Day’ in collaboration with St Agnes Higher Primary School, St Agnes CBSE School, St Agnes High School and St Agnes Pre University College, to make significant impact in protecting the environment.
Motor bikes, cars and any other polluting vehicles were not allowed in to the campus, to raise awareness on global warming and climate change to combat daily carbon emissions. Only bicycles and electric vehicles were allowed to enter the campus.
The day was inaugurated with the electric vehicles moving into the campus followed by the dignitaries and the students marching inside. Sr Dr Maria Roopa A C, the joint secretary of St Agnes Institutions, Sr Dr Venissa A C, the principal, Sr Carmel Rita A C, administrator, Sr Clera A C, the vice principal and Vivid D'Souza, Nature Club co- ordinator were present.
Sai Tanvi, secretary of Nature Club spoke about the importance of the day. Being the first one of a kind, all the students, staff and the parents showed great interest and participated in this noble cause of lowering the carbon emission to keep the campus free from noise and air pollution and in promoting the usage of public transport.
As no vehicles were allowed inside the gate, Nature club members helped the school children to move into the campus in the morning and in the evening.