Rotary Club of Bangalore fetes city’s individuals, companies

Rotary Club of Bangalore fetes city’s individuals, companies

Man has caused a huge imbalance in nature through science and technology and disrupted the organic structure of the earth, noted environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy said on Wednesday.

Speaking after being honoured by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Reddy remembered the days when Bengaluru was "green, clean and traffic-less" and expressed concerns about development bulldozing the environment. 

"Every creature in forests has a unique responsibility to take care of mother earth. Working in forests has taught me altruism. But man has failed to keep that balance," he said. 

The Rotary Club of Bangalore, in association with Deccan Herald, gave away Rotary Bangalore McIver Awards. 

While Reddy, a former principal chief conservator of forests and secretary to the government of Karnataka, was honoured for his contribution to Environment Conservation, former ambassador to the US, Nirupama M Rao, was recognised as Citizen Extraordinaire for her role as a diplomat.

Activist Madhu Bhushan was presented with the Women's Empowerment award in recognition of her activism and efforts in empowering women. Javad Poovalappil of Nimhans won the award for Pride of Workmanship while young cricketer Shreyas Gopal got the Youth Icon award.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (Corporate Citizen), Azim Premji Foundation (Making A Difference), UTC Aerospace Systems (T-E-A-C-H) and Rotary Club of Bangalore Orchards (Community Service) were recognised for their contribution to the city. 

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of Mysuru's royal family, was inducted as an honorary member of the Rotary Club.