Posted on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 and is filed under Environment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Joseph Kishore,  S.N. Ashoka, U.S. Moinuddin, B. Mallikarjun, Geeta Shankar and Ahmed Shariff

BANGALORE (MT NEWS):  It was a fabulous sight to see a group of over 100 cyclists cycling all the way from Madhavan Park in Jayanagar to Magnifique Public School campus on Kanakapura Road opposite to the Art of Living in support of Omashram, an Old Age Home and One Tree by One Person, a revolutionary movement to make India and the world greener.

 The event was flagged off by congress leader B.Mallikarjun and S.N.Ashoka, Chairman Vandemataram Social and Cultural Trust. It was a fun filled ride for the cyclist as they attracted a lot of attention from the passerby’s on the roads.

 The event was called “Back to School,” as it took place shortly after the Childrens Day on November 14th. In the campus the participants pretended themselves to be school students and took part in singing rhymes, drawing and colouring. Many saplings were also planted in support of One Tree by One Person.

 Joseph Kishore the Editor of the very popular news portal www.thisweekbangalore.com said, “It was a wonderful feeling, I recalled my school days. I shall visit Magnifique Public School very often to check the status of the saplings I planted.”

 Ahmed Shariff, Sales Manager at Buzzintown who had organized the event said, “One should know that there is always a child that lives within us. Back to school was organized to connect with the child that lives within every adult.”

 Founder of One Tree by One Person U.S. Moinuddin spoke to the participants and requested them to support the movement. He said, “Planting a sapling by each individual across the earth is the least we can do to make our earth greener and beautiful. With this movement the deserts and barren lands can also become greener.”

 Founder of Omashram, Geeta Shankar interacted with the participants and brightened up the atmosphere with her energizing and entertaining talks. In the end the participants also trekked to the small jungle in the school campus.

 Omashram is home to over 50 abandoned senior citizens; it provides comfortable, clean and hygienic boarding and lodging facilities with nursing and medical care to them. It has been serving the community for the past 12 years.

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