Awareness on wheels against firecrackers launched

Awareness on wheels against firecrackers launched

Awareness against bursting firecrackers on wheels was on Monday flagged off from Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) in the city, ahead of Deepavali festival on October 22.

Till last year, Mysore Science Foundation (MSF) that was conducting awareness programmes through drawing and essay writing competitions, this year thought of something different and tied up with the museum to reach out to more number of people.
The initiative titled ‘Parisarada Pathadedege Deepavali Ratha’ (Deepavali car towards the path of environment) comprises a van, decorated with awareness hoardings replete with messages for the purpose.

The left side of the van displays the effects of bursting crackers in the form of photographs of injured persons, and cause of diseases like Asthma and cancer, besides environmental pollution. A white board has been put up on the rear to enable the people enroute to stamp their signatures in support of the green commitment. The right side has 21 slogans in Kannada.

On the inaugural day, several circles and localities like Gopalgowda Shanthaveri Circle, Hardinge Circle, Agrahara Circle, Nanjumalige Circle, Chamundipuram, J P Nagar, Jayanagar, Vivekananda Circle, Ramakrishna Nagar, Andolana Circle, Sharadadevi Nagar circle, Gangotri Extension, Akshay Bhandar and K G Koppal were covered.

On the concluding day on October 21, the van will cover Triveni Circle at Shakti Nagar, Sangeetha Corner at Siddarthanagar, Sanskrit Patashala, Ramaswamy Circle, Gangotri library, Nirmiti Kendra, Bogadi, Hinkal, K D road, Vidyavardhaka Engineering College, Gokulam, Vontikoppal, CPC Polytechnic and Doddagadiyaara Circle, before culminating in front of the Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple at Mysore Palace North Gate.

It will be followed by a rally of students to the deputy commissioner’s office to submit a memorandum.

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