Vizag will see environmentalists and activists doing a global climate march to create awareness on protection of environment and renewable energy at the Beach Road on 29th November. E.A.S Sarma, former secretary to Government of India will flag off the rally at 6 am that will start at the Kali Matha temple on the Beach Road.
“We invite all the people of Visakhapatnam to join the march to give a loud message to our politicians that our common future is linked to quick shift to renewable energy and not on continued reliance on coal. Coal must be left in the ground for life to continue on the planet. The Global Climate march is snowballing into a massive mobilisation of millions around the world who want political leaders to do more to stop runaway climate change,” said J.V. Ratnam, one of the organisers of the March, while speaking to the media.
More than 130 Peoples’ organisations that include renowned names like Avaaz, 350.org etc have decided to hold Global Peoples’ Climate March in more than 150 countries simultaneously on Nov 29th 2015. This is one day before the start of COP21 to bring pressure on the governments to freeze to an equitable solution to climate crisis at Paris. Main issue of contention is putting limits on carbon emissions.
Also, as a part of World Environment Protection Day, Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)’s team of corporate social responsibility and sustainability wing organised a playlet called ‘Mitrudu kani satruve’ in Telugu at the HSL main gate in Vizag yesterday. This play was enacted to create awareness about protecting the environment. The playlet was staged by HSL employees.
Later, a rally was flagged off by HSL CMD, Rear Admiral N.K. Mishra, where close to 500 students and faculty members from educational institutions run by Gandhigram Educa-tion Society (GES) took part in the environment rally.