The day commenced with the cycle rally and tree plantation event on 12-08-23 kick starting at 6:45 am, graced by the presence of our esteemed Chief Guest, Mr. Lakshmi Narasimhan, Director International Relations, SRMIST. During his address, he highlighted the numerous benefits of cycling, emphasizing its role in promoting holistic health without the need for excessive expenses.
Before Mr. Narasimhan's speech, Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Nodal Officer, SRMIST-Unnat Bharat Abhiyan welcomed all participants and provided a brief overview of the day's proceedings. The event's significance lay in the planting of 84,000 tree saplings, a part of the Chancellor's birthday celebrations, as well as in raising awareness about the importance of cycling through the rally.
The cycle rally commenced with enthusiastic slogans advocating the rejection of plastic, the planting of trees, and the conservation of Mother Earth. The route covered various landmarks, including the clock tower rountana, arch gate, and the lake road, where participants actively planted tree saplings and sowed palm seeds. The rally continued to Potheri village, reaching the Ninakarai middle school, where more tree saplings were planted.
Furthering the momentum, the rally continued to Maraimalai Nagar bus stand, where students spread awareness about plastic usage. The journey extended to Kattankulathur, passing through the arch gate, and culminated near the food court with a well-deserved breakfast for all participants.
Students shared their feedback and recounted their experiences
from the cycle rally, underscoring the event's impact. Dr. Laxmanan extended a
heartfelt vote of thanks to the participants and the dedicated organizing team
for their collective efforts in making the event a success.
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