PNLIT is happy to inform you that we are one of the winners of Earth Day Network-India’s शहर GREEN करो – It’s Our Turn to Lead Contest. The result was announced today. The other winners are from Kozhikode, Mumbai, Srinagar, Varanasi and can be seen on the Earth Day Network-India Facebook page here. Details about PNLIT’s entry can be seen on the Green Cities India Facebook page here.
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day (celebrated on 22nd April) this year, Earth Day Network-India, in February, had called for entries from 45 cities on how to make their cities “Swachh” and “Green”. Each of the contestants had to register with a specific task and accomplish the goal within 45 days. PNLIT’s entry was on the pre-monsoon lake cleaning drive we had organized on 28th March. This particular cleaning drive had been sponsored by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the event was attended by the KSPCB Chairman, Dr. Vaman Acharya. Another dignitary who accepted our invitation to visit the lake that day was the Upa Lokayukta, Hon’ble Justice Sri Subhash B. Adi. It was truly special for us to welcome these guests as it was to see our volunteers picking up plastic and other trash scattered on the lake bed with vigour and enthusiasm.
Heartfelt thanks to all our well-wishers, for the unstinting support to Puttenahalli Lake and to PNLIT!