Vizag: June 5th, 2019 - Gangavaram Port Limited, India's deepest and multi-purpose port celebrated the World Environment Day by initiating a weeklong Green belt development and awareness program at the port premises to express their commitment towards environmental protection and sustainability.
This year's theme for the World Environment day 2019 was 'Beat Air Pollution'. Adopting this theme, Gangavaram Port is working towards curbing the Air pollution & conducting various activities focused on creating awareness on Air Pollution.
Gangavaram Port Senior Officials and Employees voluntarily participated in the "Green Rally" event organized by AP Pollution Control Board, Visakhapatnam. The event was flagged at Kali Mata Temple and was attended by people from all walks of life. Gangavaram Port began the Environment Day celebrations from 31st May, 2019 till 05th June, 2019 by conducting awareness programmes on Air pollution in villages like Gandhinagar, HB colony, Vuda colony Phase-2, Gangavaram village etc. As a part of the celebrations the staff and the management of the port initiated the green drive by planting more than 45,000 saplings, with a pledge to plant more than 1,00,000 saplings in the port premises and neighbourhood area during the year. The port management also undertook Environmental awareness programmes, workshops as a part of week-long Environment day celebrations.
The program was inaugurated by Sri Tippala Nagi Reddy, MLA, Gajuwaka Constituency, Sri Sambasiva Rao, CEO, Sri. V. Janardhan Rao, COO, Sri. C.S. Raju, Director (S&P), Sri. B. Balakrishna, Vice President, Vigilance (R&R and Security), Sri L.P.S. Ramu Naidu, Vice President (R&R and Security) Smt. Dr. D. Jyothi, Vice President (Environment) and along with key staff members from the port.
According to the United Nations Organization (UNO), "Approximately 7 million people worldwide die too early each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of those deaths occurring in AsiaPacific". World Environment Day 2019 will urge the major corporations, NGOs, industry, communities, governments, celebrities worldwide and other individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.
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