Protection of environment for future generations stressed
World Environment Day observed Tirupati: Regional Science Centre, Environmental department of Sri Venkateswara University and AP Pollution Control...
World Environment Day observed Tirupati: Regional Science Centre, Environmental department of Sri Venkateswara University and AP Pollution Control Board organised a massive awareness rally on the occasion of World Environment Day on Wednesday. Mr K Eswaraiah, additional commissioner, Tirupati Municipal Corporation flagged it off at AP Pollution Control Board Office. It passed through Mahathi Auditorium, Town Club Circle and Balaji Colony to reach the environmental department of SVU. On this occasion, Prof. W Rajendra, Vice-Chancellor, SVU, said that the protection of environment and the planet is the duty of every citizen. There is a need to improve green cover for future generations, he said. Many species of birds and animals have disappeared from the Earth in the past few years, which has affected the bio-cycle, he added. Sparrows and vultures too have disappeared, he pointed out. Urbanisation, indiscriminate use of high technology, radiation from electronic gadgets and lack of responsibility among citizens over developing greenery and plantation has brought about significant change in climatic conditions and human beings are suffering from the impact of global warming, he said. He appealed to the present generation to safeguard the environment and save future generations from unnecessary suffering. The RSC took initiative in planting more than 300 saplings at various places in the city and stressed on proper care of the plants. Science Officer Durgaiah said that unless there is wide awareness among people, especially in parents, teachers and students, there cannot be much improvement in protection of environment. Colonel KJM Roy said that right from childhood teachers and parents should explain the need and importance of green cover and about the consequences of indiscriminate damage to environment. More than 200 NCC cadets, employees from private industries like Heritage, Amara Raja Batteries and other industries in Gajulamandyam and employees from Municipal Corporation, teaching faculty from SVU and others took part in the rally. Prof. K Sathyavelu Reddy, Registrar, SVU, Prof. MAK Sukumar, Rector, SVU and Prof. T Damodaram, Head of the Department of Environment, Mr MVN Prasad, Environment Engineer, AP Pollution Control Board and others stressed the need to protect the environment.