Monday, October 3, 2011

Kalam to take part in greenery drive in Coimbatore

Pasumpulari, an year long afforestation drive of Siruthuli to plant and nurture 1,00,000 trees in Coimbatore in line with the International Year of Forests 2011 and 80th birthday of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is in the last lap and will be reaching the milestone on October 15, 2011. 

Mr. Kalam will be with the Pasumpulari, Coimbatore's Green Army, to applaud their green efforts and will be presented with a Pasum Ponnadai.

Ms.Vanitha Mohan – Managing Trustee of Siruthuli said that Pasumpulari began its journey with a heart full of dreams and a handful of saplings. The movement gained strength every month with celebrity guests campaigning for the event. Eight months down the line the movement is all set to turn this region into a fertile greenbelt. Planting commenced with the onset of southwest monsoon and so far 60,000 saplings had been planted in various locations. October 15 will be observed as Green Coimbatore Day and an event will be held at Nandangarai on the foothills of Western Ghats near Irutupallam off Siruvani Road from where Mr.Kalam will convey his green message to the nation. On the occasion, 10,000 saplings will be planted throughout the city involving students and volunteers.

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