SRMIST – CSE Walkathon
Date : 7th Mar 2020
TIME : 5.30 AM
Venue: Elliot”s Beach
Director Dr.V.Subbiah Bharathi, waved the flag and initiated the Walkathon Programme on the Theme of SAVE NATURE -SAVE LIFE. Students were provided with Tree Saplings, Seed balls, Caps for the manifesto.
CSE HoD Dr.N.Kannan motivated the participants to involve more in social cause and also advised them to Plant more trees, secure Animals/Birds, Reduce the usage of water and so on..
Once again the students of SRM IST, Ramapuram Campus proved themselves with the Walkathon rally held on March 7, 2020. This was a walk of about 2 km from Elliot’s beach starting at 05.00 AM. This walkathon was a great way to get everyone on their feet and actively spread the awareness. About 700 students participated in this rally throwing light on the existing threats to the nature. The main theme of this event is “SAVE NATURE – SAVE LIFE”.
They upheld their theme with the hand-made and eco-friendly placards that covered wide range of issues such as global warming, climatic changes, animal extinctions, depletion of water and natural resources, deforestation and all kinds of improper waste management techniques practiced by humans. The placards charmingly depicted the creativity of the young minds and their zest in changing the minds of the public. Few signs were pictorial while the rest were informative. They were majorly in English and Tamil for the better understanding of the locals.
Apart from this, the students also carried saplings and seedballs throughout the walk to encourage the public to plant more and destroy less. The major color used in the walk was green and the walk has been completely eco-friendly.
Catchy slogans were continuously repeated by the students of the rally and created a great impact on the viewers.
The main intention of this Walkathon was clearly reflected in their dressing as well. They had specially designed T-shirts and caps associated to the theme. In addition to this, the coronavirus epidemic was also included to create awareness about preventing the spread.
All in all, it was a great initiative taken by the young minds to save the environment.Participants have given refreshments. All were pleased with this event, and given very good feedback and took pledge to protect the Nature….