26 May, 2006

Green thumb!

Pawan kalyan, though eccentric in his own ways, is more senisble than his brother Chiranjeevi. He immediately withdrew from the ads promoting Pepsi once the CSE report was out. Now, Pawan Kalyan and Nagababu (their brother) have come forward to work for a cleaner environment. They have launched an organisation called `Eco Friends' with Chiranjeevi as the honorary president and Nagababu as president. The unit started its movement by planting 3,000 saplings at Bantumilli village in Krishna district, before the Republic Day. Later, they undertook plantation at Nagarjuna University. The programme would be extended across the state with the help of National Service Scheme volunteers. Later, a programme was chalked out to plant at least one lakh saplings across the state.

NOTE: Sir! planting the saplings is not enough. Please make sure that they survive!

(Source: today's The Hindu)


The Eternally Confused... said...

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Planting trees while 10s of cameras flash is one thing, tending to it when no one is around is something else altogether... But little of it understood by men seeking a few brownie points, sir! :) Its an apathetically made-up world we live in!

cbrao said...

Stars-ecofriendly - let every one welcome this need of the hour activity, with pollution all around us.

త్రివిక్రమ్ Trivikram said...

Yes, CBRao Garu!

If the "stars" participate in such kind of activities more frequently rather than "once in a lifetime", more people can understand the gravity of the issue. But do they? Maybe, societies like your "Birdwatchers Society" can do something to craete awareness among the people.