Patna: Kids with physical disabilities and others organised a ‘run’ to spread green awareness on the eve of World Environment Day in the Bihar capital.
State disabilities commissioner Shivajee Kumar led a group of some a hundred citizens, young and old – the differently-abled children and their parents, gymnasts, social activists and environmentalists, in the event to spread the message of preservation and conservation of the environment.
The event was the result of the collaboration of the special school Samarpan, Bihar Paralympic Committee, and Bihar Disabled Sports Academy. It started from the Income Tax roundabout and ended at Gate No 1 of the Eco Park.
Shivajee asked residents to develop the habit of walking and cycling instead of using vehicles for commuting. “Plant as many trees as you can and avoid using plastic. Don’t spit here and there on the roads. After all, this is our city. It is our responsibility to keep it clean,” he said.
Non-government organisation Tarumitra also organised an array of activities in collaboration with the Bihar State Pollution Control Board. Volunteers from Patna University, St. Xavier’s High School and Patna Women’s College took part in the ghat cleaning exercise at Kali Ghat along with some students from Bettiah in the morning.
Fr Robert Athickal said on Facebook: We human beings are the first species to turn back to the Earth Mother and vocalize our appreciation “Happy World Environment Day!” So this is an unprecedented moment in the Big History of the Universe…
Students from different schools of Bettiah, Bihar along with Patna Students organized a celebration of Environment Day!
In the second half, a flash mob and skit were organised at Patna Central mall by the students on the theme Beat the Plastic.