As a new approach to induce the young hearts to reduce use of plastic materials, a mini PLOGGING Race (picking of plastics by jogging) was conducted for school students from Double bridge to Gandhi statue about 2.0km and it was an encouraging event to see young kids involved themselves actively to make our place clean. It was flagged off by Shri V.Thangapandian Director/Power and Shri R.Vikraman, Director/HR of NLCIL.
As part of the celebration mass tree plantation was undertaken in Thermal, Mines and township. In the evening a special lecture programme was arranged in L&DC centre and Shri N.M Rao, OSD, NLCIL welcomed the gathering and spoke about the importance of eradication of plastic for the welfare of future generation. A Pledge was administered to say ‘No Plastics’.
Shri R.Dhanasekaran, Environment officer from Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board delivered a lecture on the theme “Beat plastic pollution”. Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director/Finance presided over the function and welcomed new ideas for eradicating plastic menace. V.Thangapandian, Director/Power stressed the need to completely phase out single use or disposable plastics. R.Vikraman, Director/HR welcomed the move of Govt of Tamilnadu to ban disposable plastic from next year and encouraged Neyvelians to completely phase out disposable plastics. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Dr.M.Velan, DGM/Environment