Bangalore 18, 2012: On the occasion of the JCI World Environment Campaign, Mr Ashok Kheny, Managing Director, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Ltd, unfurled the 100 km model cotton banner on NICE Road, at the NICE Office Site Sompura village.The model cotton banner is part of the JCI Bangalore chapter to spread awareness on various environmental issues.
Present on the occasion was also Environment Campaign Chairman Jc. Shankar Patil, JCI Bangalore Chapter and also President Jc. Gangadhar.
Requesting media persons and all other present to sign on the banner as part of the World Environment Campaign, Mr Kheny said, “There is an urgent need to address seriouslyenvironmental issues plaguing the world. Environment has become a serious concern given the apathy with which it has been treated over the years, leading to not just global warming but also destruction of ecology. Pollution has become a serious issue hindering both health as well as regular functioning of life on this planet.”
Stating that novel campaigns such as this would spread the much needed awareness, he added, “it should not stop with just creating awareness. Concrete action that makes a significant difference to environment should be taken and this calls for active involvement of not just the government and corporate bodies but every citizen, to make the campaign a reality.”
Added Mr Shankar Patil, “Our campaign has already covered over 1500 locations so far, creating awareness across villages, districts and cities. We will be taking this to more locations to increase awareness amongst people.”
Currently, over 20 organisations have extended their active support to JCI for their campaign. The 100 km model cotton banner already sports signatures from former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, Karnataka Chief Minister, Sadananda Gowda.
Several other leading personalities and politicians have also signed in their support to the campaign. Some of the notable personalities in the city who have lent their support are former cricketer Anil Kumble, Kannada actor Sudeep.
The fully signed 100 km stretch of the cotton banner is proposed to be displayed on NICE Road in the month of June, between 2nd to 5th, 2012. So far, over 30 km of the banner has been signed by supporters in the different locations that it has been displayed.