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Shun plastics to strike gold

How often you pay attention to the slogan, ‘say no to plastics?' Well it is time you take notice, and it could be worth the effort if you were in Srirangam this week.

A lucky dip would open in the temple town on the eve of the Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, with gold and silver coins and energy-saving LED bulbs as top prizes for people handing in plastic wastes to the authorities. To be organised by the Tiruchi Corporation in association with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and the Youth Exnora, the refreshing initiative is part of the attempts being made by the civic authorities to discourage the use of non bio-degradable plastics.

The Corporation would open collection centres to receive the plastics at 51 drinking water distribution points in the temple town to be set up in view of the festival. The collection centres would open on the eve of the Vaikunda Ekadasi on January 4 and continue to receive the “collections” right through January 5, the festival day.

Prizes would be awarded to people collecting plastic wastes from public places or even from their households, and hand them over to the authorities. “We have no restrictions. Anybody can participate and hand in any amount of plastics at the centres. We will issue coupons to all those who hand in the plastics. The coupons will carry serial numbers and all other details,” Corporation Commissioner K.Veera Raghava Rao told The Hindu .

The lucky dip draws would be held right through on January 5 and the winners would be announced the same day over public address systems. Over one lakh coupons are to be printed for the purpose. While the top prize of gold coins would be awarded to five lucky winners, 21 second prize winners would get silver coins. Consolation prizes, in the form of LED bulbs, would also be distributed to encourage energy conservation. The prizes are sponsored by Tiruchi-Pudukottai Plastics Manufacturers and Traders' Association.

A couple of weeks ago, Mr.Rao had announced that the ban on use and sale of plastics below 40 microns in thickness, already banned in the city through a Corporation Council resolution, would be enforced strictly in Srirangam during the Vaikunda Ekadasi festival, before being extended to the entire city.

“We want to drastically reduce the use of plastics in the city over the next two to three months as it is turning out to be a severe problem, littering public places and choking drains. The festival offers an opportunity to sensitise the people and we hope the lucky dip will attract people's attention, and drive home the message,” Mr.Rao said.

A lucky dip will open in Srirangam, with gold and silver coins, energy-saving LED bulbs as prizes for those handing in plastic waste to authorities


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:48 am 
Greening drive at Collectorate

A greening drive has been taken up at the District Collectorate campus with Collector District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan launching the second phase of sapling plantation on Friday. The Collectorate campus was declared open about a year back and about 60 saplings have already been planted. In the second phase, about 275 saplings of various shade giving and flowery tree varieties are to be planted. According to district officials, tree guards have been provided to protect the saplings. J.Sekar, Joint Director of Agriculture, and other officials were present.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:43 am 
Round Table week celebration sows idea for green campaign

The highlight of the Round Table India week celebrations organised jointly by the Tiruchi Round Table No. 54 and the Tiruchi Ladies Circle No. 33 was the launching of a mass sapling planting campaign under the ‘Go Green' project on Friday.

Ashok Kumar, NCC officer of the National College, inaugurated the campaign by planting a few saplings on the college campus. According to T. V. Anand, chairman of the Tiruchi Round Table No. 54, who presided over the function, it has been planned to plant about one lakh saplings in the schools and colleges in the near future. J. Madan Mohan, an industrialist and former member of the Club, has come forward to sponsor the saplings.

Mr. Anand said that the club will provide the saplings free of cost to the schools and colleges, which were interested in this project. ‘Go Green' is the all India concept of Round Table India and will be implemented by all the clubs in the country.

Gowri Priya Anand, chairperson of the Tiruchi Ladies Circle No. 33 and P. R. Venkatesh, secretary of the Tiruchi Round Table No. 54, were present on the occasion.

Both the clubs, in the evening distributed about 400 hand sanitisers to the students of Vignesh Vidyalaya, Koothur.

Mr. Anand said that the clubs, in an effort to create awareness among the young boys and girls on general hygiene and cleanliness, has implemented this project. In the case of absence of water to clean hands, a few drops of hand sanitisers will enable in killing the germs and keeping the hands clean. There is no need for using water again.

The other projects implemented by the club during the RTI week is the holding of HRD programme on improving communication skills for the benefit of the students of Kamala Niketan. Sridhar of Madurai, a trainer from Madurai, was the resource person. The clubs also presented utensils to Orphanage home, Tiruverambur and screened the students of Kalaipalli School, Woraiyur during a free eye screening camp organised in association with Vasan Eye Care.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:02 am 
Solar lamps light up green vision

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When it comes to taking green energy initiatives, motivating youngsters matters a lot.

By installing solar lamps along walkways on its premises for generation of power to the extent of 4,818 KW per annum, the Montfort School at Kattur in the city has been able to drive home a message to society through thousands of its students that the nation's energy future lies in clean energy that the country is richly endowed with.

After the recent installation of solar lamps, the need for the institution to switch on power-guzzling halogen floodlights has been obviated. Also, power cuts during night time would hardly make a difference on the campus.

Even if the students take the message of clean energy generation to their homes and neighbourhoods, there would be a substantial impact, said Rev.Bro.Dhanaraj, school principal.

“It is time the student community thought about safeguarding society from the debilitating damage caused to the environment by unplanned, albeit inevitable, development,” he added.

For the school, installing solar lamps was not about just setting a precedent; the initiative was meant more to drive home the message that mankind cannot keep on sourcing power from coal-based thermal plants for ever.

“Of course, there is a price attached to the clean energy. The school has invested Rs.4.6 lakh for the 20 solar lamps. But then, one must realise that in future, there will be no use of money without energy, Bro.Dhanaraj explained.

On their part, the Central and State government have promised subsidy to the extent of Rs.1lakh through the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) respectively.

Incidentally, the school's initiative augured well with the subsequent decision of its congregation, the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, to promote green energy initiatives among all its institutions.

In due course, the school will generate enough solar power to fulfil its entire requirements, Bro. Dhanraj said, adding that to begin with, the existing lamps in classrooms and corridors will be replaced with lesser power consuming LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:43 pm 
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2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி செப். 19-ல் தொடக்கம்

திருச்சி, செப். 16: திருச்சியில் கிரீன் பாரடைஸ் அறக்கட்டளை சார்பில் 2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி செப். 19-ம் தேதி தொடங்கப்படவுள்ளது.

இதுகுறித்து அந்த அறக்கட்டளை நிறுவனர் வி. நாகராஜன் வெள்ளிக்கிழமை நிருபர்களிடம் தெரிவித்தது:

"இந்த அறக்கட்டளை புவி வெப்பமயமாதல் தொடர்பாக பல்வேறு விழிப்புணர்வு நிகழ்ச்சிகளை நடத்தி வருகிறது. இதனிடையே, கோவையில் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி 6 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு தொடங்கப்பட்டது. இதுவரை கோவை, திருப்பூர், ஈரோடு, கடலூர் ஆகிய மாவட்டங்களில் 7.5 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்பட்டுள்ளன. இப்போது, திருச்சியில் 2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடத் திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இதற்கான தொடக்க விழா கன்டோன்மென்ட் பகுதியில் உள்ள பள்ளியில் செப். 19-ம் தேதி நடைபெறவுள்ளது.

இதில், நடிகர் விவேக் மரக்கன்றை நட்டு வைத்து பணியை தொடக்கி வைக்கிறார். அன்றைய நாளில் 2,000 மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்படும். பின்னர், மாவட்ட ஆட்சியர் உதவியுடன் அனைத்து வட்டங்களிலும் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்படும். திருச்சி மாநகரில் மட்டும் 50,000 மரக்கன்றுகள் நட முடிவு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. நிகழாண்டு டிசம்பர் மாத இறுதிக்குள் 10 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நட இலக்கு நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த மரக்கன்றுகள் அனைத்தும் சாலை விரிவாக்கம் உள்ளிட்டவற்றால் சேதம் அடையாத வகையில் நடப்படுகின்றன. தொடர்ந்து, அந்தந்த பகுதியில் தனியாகக் குழு அமைத்து மரக்கன்றுகளைப் பராமரிக்க ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்படும். அடுத்த கட்டமாக ஒரு கோடி மரக்கன்றுகள் நடத் திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது' என்றார் நாகராஜன். அப்போது, ஆடிட்டர் மோகன் உடனிருந்தார்.



Sounds great :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:14 pm 
2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி செப். 19-ல் தொடக்கம்

திருச்சி, செப். 16: திருச்சியில் கிரீன் பாரடைஸ் அறக்கட்டளை சார்பில் 2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி செப். 19-ம் தேதி தொடங்கப்படவுள்ளது.

இதுகுறித்து அந்த அறக்கட்டளை நிறுவனர் வி. நாகராஜன் வெள்ளிக்கிழமை நிருபர்களிடம் தெரிவித்தது:

"இந்த அறக்கட்டளை புவி வெப்பமயமாதல் தொடர்பாக பல்வேறு விழிப்புணர்வு நிகழ்ச்சிகளை நடத்தி வருகிறது. இதனிடையே, கோவையில் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடும் பணி 6 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு தொடங்கப்பட்டது. இதுவரை கோவை, திருப்பூர், ஈரோடு, கடலூர் ஆகிய மாவட்டங்களில் 7.5 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்பட்டுள்ளன. இப்போது, திருச்சியில் 2 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடத் திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இதற்கான தொடக்க விழா கன்டோன்மென்ட் பகுதியில் உள்ள பள்ளியில் செப். 19-ம் தேதி நடைபெறவுள்ளது.

இதில், நடிகர் விவேக் மரக்கன்றை நட்டு வைத்து பணியை தொடக்கி வைக்கிறார். அன்றைய நாளில் 2,000 மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்படும். பின்னர், மாவட்ட ஆட்சியர் உதவியுடன் அனைத்து வட்டங்களிலும் மரக்கன்றுகள் நடப்படும். திருச்சி மாநகரில் மட்டும் 50,000 மரக்கன்றுகள் நட முடிவு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. நிகழாண்டு டிசம்பர் மாத இறுதிக்குள் 10 லட்சம் மரக்கன்றுகள் நட இலக்கு நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த மரக்கன்றுகள் அனைத்தும் சாலை விரிவாக்கம் உள்ளிட்டவற்றால் சேதம் அடையாத வகையில் நடப்படுகின்றன. தொடர்ந்து, அந்தந்த பகுதியில் தனியாகக் குழு அமைத்து மரக்கன்றுகளைப் பராமரிக்க ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்படும். அடுத்த கட்டமாக ஒரு கோடி மரக்கன்றுகள் நடத் திட்டமிடப்பட்டுள்ளது' என்றார் நாகராஜன். அப்போது, ஆடிட்டர் மோகன் உடனிருந்தார்.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Mass tree planting drive taken up

Over 1,000 saplings were planted at the mass tree planting campaign organised by the Lions Club of Tiruverambur at the S. S. Toll Town at Thuvakudi on Thursday.

S. Senthilkumar, MLA, inaugurated the campaign by planting a few saplings in the presence of N. Shanmugavel, vice Lions district governor II of district 324-A2 of Lions International.

Later the members of the Lions club and the local residents planted the saplings all over the town.

The highlight of the campaign is that all the saplings planted on the day were covered by tree guards.

The saplings planting campaign was a part o the Lions International President's programme which envisaged planting of 40 lakh saplings across the Southern states, according to P. Elamurugan, president of the Lions Club of Tiruverambur.


There is a slight possibility of changing the climatic conditions of Trichy in future, if more saplings are planted and if Trichy is made a green city.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:21 am 
Mass tree planting drive taken up

Over 1,000 saplings were planted at the mass tree planting campaign organised by the Lions Club of Tiruverambur at the S. S. Toll Town at Thuvakudi on Thursday.

S. Senthilkumar, MLA, inaugurated the campaign by planting a few saplings in the presence of N. Shanmugavel, vice Lions district governor II of district 324-A2 of Lions International.

Later the members of the Lions club and the local residents planted the saplings all over the town.

The highlight of the campaign is that all the saplings planted on the day were covered by tree guards.

The saplings planting campaign was a part o the Lions International President's programme which envisaged planting of 40 lakh saplings across the Southern states, according to P. Elamurugan, president of the Lions Club of Tiruverambur.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:06 am 
School students dance to tune of 'Go Green'

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As many as 1,000 students - 100 fom each of the 10 schools - in and around the city danced: not for a cultural programme or an entertainment show, but with the intention to sensitising the masses to the importance of preserving the planet earth from the impact of global warming, polluting factors, particularly use of plastics.

The ‘Go Green' a mega dance event organised jointly by the Nartana, Vibration Media and Ilanthalir provided an opportunity to students to contribute and dedicate their talent towards conservation of ecology. Attired in eye-catching costumes, students gave their performance, in consonance with songs on environmental protection played through public address system.

While the students from the Cauvery Girls' Higher Secondary School highlighted the importance of the Himalayas, the pupils from Sri Sivananda Balalaya gave a performance in ‘kolattam' on the significance of planet earth's. Fast-paced steps were witnessed in a few other groups. Students from Jayendra Matriculation school brought out the efficacy of 'thulasi' while the pupils from Sankara Matriculation School underlined the need for preserving the ozone layer.

Students from SBIOA Higher Secondary School, MAM High School; Kamala Niketan; AKKV Higher Secondary School; Savithri Vidhyasala Higher Secondary School also participated.

A compact disc “aaduvom kondaduvom” comprising 60 songs was released by Rev. Fr. A. Susai Alangaram, director of Ilanthalir, and the first copy was received by S.A. Chandra Mohan, director of Vibration Media. M.A. Maluk Mohamed, principal of M.A.M. College of Engineering, said it was high time that students were sensitised to the importance of planting saplings to increase the green cover in our planet. He also spoke on the efficacy of tapping renewable energy, an eco-friendly exercise which has proved to be an economic initiative at his college. P. Mohan, president of Tamil Nadu state youth and students exnora; J. Jaichandran, secretary of Tamil Nadu state youth and students exnora, said that it was high time that the Cauvery was protected for the benefit of posterity.

Rev. Fr. S. Dhanapragasam, president of Depressed people's welfare association; Mahadevan, administrative officer, Samad higher secondary school; Sangeetha, director of Nartana and C. Balasubramanian, district president of Exnora, spoke.


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