Mangaluru, Jun 06, 2018 : APD Foundation along with the Southern Railways observed ‘World Environment Day, 2018’ at the Mangaluru Central Railway Station on 5th June, 2018.
The program began at 11am at the venue, with Sri Sayed Muhammed, health inspector of the Mangaluru Central Railway Station, addressing the gathering about the aim of World Environment Day and its theme for this year ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
Dr. Shiv Shankara Murthy the divisional medical officer welcomed the gathering and spoke about the environment and how modernity affects it. Referring to the recent troubles faced by the people of Mangaluru due to incessant rain, he observed that it was the duty of every citizen to beware of pollution and protect the environment. The station manager, Sri Ramkumar spoke on the waste segregation and the environment.
Abdullah A. Rehman, Founder and CEO of APD Foundation, engaged the public on the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Students of Shree Gujarati Mahajan Association English Medium School, Mangalore, performed two short skits on keeping surroundings clean and the impact of environment on peace in the society.
APD Foundation volunteers launched dustbin sticker campaign on waste segregation and plastic pollution free society. These stickers were pasted on various trash bins in and around the Mangaluru Central and Mangaluru Junction Railway Stations.
Inspector of railway protection force Mr. Firoze gave a vote of thanks. Over 150 people from Mangaluru and surrounding areas attended the program.