#AbdulKalam – 1000+ Kalam’s went for a #walkathon today with #tree_saplings
Elliot’s Beach Besant Nagar…
Thanks to #Priya_Jemima Eventswalk for organizing such a wonderful event…
On the 2nd death anniversary of our beloved Professor A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a novel event for Children was organized by Events Walk @ Besant Nagar beach in association with Green Cross Health Organization, Regreen Chennai, Pasumai Tamil Nadu, Lions Club – Georgetown, Murugan Metal, PromozSquare and Enerzal.
Several thousand children representing many schools from across the breadth of Chennai participated. Students from Maharishi Vidya Mandir, CSI Santhome Hr sec School, PSBB Millenium, Thai Sathya, Advent Christian School, Ramaniyam Sankara Vidyalaya and Sri Sankara Vidyalaya took part in the Walkathon wearing Professor Kalam’s face mask, displaying their remembrance and love for our beloved Ex-President of India. Mr. AV. Ramanan – renowned musician, Ms. Priya Jemima – Events Walk, Mr. Vaikunth Kasturirangan – Chairman of Green Cross Health Organization and Father Jegat Casper flagged of the Walkathon, Lion Rajesh Joshi and many socially responsible Leaders participated and flagged of the event and tree plantation drive.
The walkathon is being followed by “20,000 trees plantation drive” at various schools of Chennai, with an aim to recover the lost trees due to the Vardha disaster in 2016. We aim to recover the lost greenery of Chennai not just by planting trees but also by ensuring prompt maintenance and watering of the trees daily, and an oath ceremony was conducted wherein the children took ownership and responsibility of maintaining the trees planted by them.