In remembrance of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Padmashree Vivek ,actor conducted a “Green Kalam Peace Rally” today 24th of July 2016 by 7.30 AM at Kannagi Statue, Marina Beach. Mr. Sanjay Arora, IPS, ADGP participated in this rally as the chief guest and inaugurated the event by flagging off. Several thousands of students from various colleges participated in this rally. The rally started by 7.30 AM from Kannagi Statue & reached Queen Mary’s College around 8.30 AM. More than 7000 students from 40 colleges participated in this event.
While addressing the Students gathered in an Open Auditorium Padmashree Vivek said that “We are not insisting to planting tress just because of Global Warming. Hinduism, Christianity & Islam religions insisted the necessity of Tree saplings. Especially in Hinduism Atrium & Pupil trees are worshiped as Lord Ganesh while Neem Trees are worshiped as Goddesses. Only by planting trees we can be able to overcome global warming. Even if each individual plant & protect a single tree it will save globe, which will benefit several generations.”
After his speech he has presented plants to all the participants. Director of Education Mr.Sekar, Queen Marys College Pricipal Mrs. Raja Sulochana, National Cadet Corps Co-ordinator Dr. Baskar, Vasantha Bavan Mr. Ravi, Artist AP Sreethar & Miss Tejaswini Vivek graced this occasion as dignitaries .