Sunday, September 19, 2010

Green Hope’s eco initiative draws huge response

DNA Correspondent.

The drawing competitions organised by NGO Green Hope to spread awareness amongst public about issues pertaining to environment conservation has received a big response from the residents of the satellite city. For the drawing and writing competitions it has received 1,547 entries over a period of two weeks

For the drawing category competitions, three experts including calligrapher Achyut Palav have been appointed as judges. “For the writing competitions, two experts in Language subjects are appointed as judges,” an official from the organizations said requesting not to be named.

This year events based on the lines of Clean and Green Navi Mumbai’, Green Hope expects to spread awareness about environment-related issues to maximum city residents.

“To give people from the satellite city a chance to participate in the environment-related activities in maximum numbers, the NGO has organised drawing competitions besides tree plantation and cleanliness drives. This will ensure people will have an option of registering their participation in whichever category they want to even as we try to spread messages about being environment-friendly to as many people as possible,” he said.

The official informed that in its activities organised so far this year, the NGO is association with several city schools and colleges, has planted tress at word-level and industrial areas. “ In the tree plantation drive, students of several educational institutes have taken part,” he said.

The organization claims to have successfully planted three lakh trees (two lakh in 2009 and on lakh in 2008) in and around the satellite city and I the industrial zones.

The NGO also deals with issues like empowering men involved in substance abuse and reform their lives.

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