Trees planted, river cleaned as part of #Alegria2020
As part of the annual fest of Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Institutes, Alegria, students and teachers organized a tree plantation drive followed by a river cleaning drive. Around 150 students took part in the event held at CIDCO garden, sector 16, New Panvel and Podi Visarjan Ghat, Sector 15, New Panvel.
The main aim of the drive was to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment from further pollution. Alegria organising committee member Sahil More briefed the students about the drive and divided them in groups to plant 50 saplings. The chief guests for the event were Tejas Kandpile, Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) corporator; former corporator Subhash Bhujbal; Gourav Hingane, assistant engineer with CIDCO Panvel; Shailesh Gaikwad,health inspector at PMC; Arun Kamble , sanitary inspector PMC; and Rakesh Bhujbal of PMC. College faculties Deepika Sharma, Bhagwan More, Celina Joy, and Betty Sibil felicitated the guests.
After the plantation drive , students took part in the river cleaning drive. The students and PMC Cleaning Team joined hands to clean the river. The collected trash was sorted in two different bins; one for biodegradable waste.
The programme concluded with all participants taking an oath to protect the environment.