Jamshedpur, May 31: Tata Steel’s Sports & Environment Management Department organised Greenathon – a symbolic run / walk event on Saturday.
The event was flagged off from JRD Tata Sports Complex as part of the celebrations for World Environment Day 2015. The aim of the event was to reiterate pledge for Environmental protection to ensure sustainable & healthy future for generations to come.
Chief Guest for the occasion, AK Mishra (IFS), Chairman, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board flagged-off the event by the customary release of a bunch of balloons. Suresh Kumar, Vice President Shared Services, Tata Steel and Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President Human Resource Management, Tata Steel presided the event. Approximately 2000 citizens participated in the event.
The run event was followed by a tree plantation drive at the JRD Tata Sports Complex by all the dignitaries present. A poster competition on environment based themes was also organised in which approximately 300 children participated under different categories. The posters were evaluated by a panel of judges from Jamshedpur School of Arts. Winners of the poster competition would be rewarded on June 5, 2015 at SNTI Auditorium on the occasion of World Environment Day.
On the occasion, RN Choudhary, Regional Officer, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, SK Pati, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel, Charles Borromeo, Head Sports, Tata Steel and other officers from Tata Steel also participated in the event.
AK Mishra, in his address to the gathering, said that the efforts taken by Tata Steel towards environment protection in and around Steel Works are remarkable and appreciable.
These Environmental events, awareness programmes and campaigns should be conducted everywhere throughout the year by other organisations as well.
Tata Steel will be organising several such events to mark the World Environment Day on 5th June, 2015.
The theme for the World Environment Day 2015, as identified by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.’