Sep 29 2014 12:52PM

Mangalore: As part of the celebrations of World Green Building Week 2014, the students of the Bearys Institute of Technology []BIT] Mangalore under the banner of Indian Green Building Council []IGBC] Student Chapter and CREDAI Mangalore organised ‘Clean City – Green City Walkathon 2014’.

Moideen Bawa, MLA of Mangalore Constituency flagged off the Green Walkathon along with Dr Palakshappa Principal, BIT.

Addressing the students Moideen Bawa said “Clean-green city is a happy city. Let’s work towards building such a happy city through this awareness program and be a role model to the world.”

Over 1200 students joined the walkathon from Nehru Maidan, passed through RTO Road, Hampankatta Signal, K.S.Rao Road []City Centre], PVS Circle, M.G.Road, Lalbhag, Lady Hill and culminated at Mangala Stadium.

Students from other colleges too joined to draw attention to the importance of creating healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities.

On the conclusion session at Mangala Stadium, J.R Lobo, MLA Mangalore South constituency  addressed the gathering and appreciated the initiative taken by the IGBC-BIT Student Chapter and complimented them for the concern shown to keep Mangalore clean and green. He added that the difference between countries like Singapore and India is the way rules are followed and the concern shown towards the nature. In this regard BIT has taken a good initiative in creating this green awareness.

Mohan, Airtel Regional Manager, appreciated the effort taken by BIT in creating such an awareness program. Dr Palakshappa alarmed the students the threat of Global warming and hence asked the students to contribute to the green world by creating a plastic free, BIT campus.