As part of the celebrations of World Green Building Week 2012 which is celebrated all over the world, the students of the Bearys Institute of Technology [BIT] under the banner of Indian Green Building Council [IGBC] Student Chapter organized ‘Clean City – Green City Walkathon 2012’ on 22 September in Mangalore.
Over 1000 students joined the walkathon from Nehru Maidan, passed through RTO Road, Hampankatta Signal, K.S.Rao Road [City Centre], PVS Circle, M.G.Road, Lalbhag, Lady Hill and culminated at Mangala Stadium.
Students from other colleges too joined to draw attention to the importance of creating healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities. Srinivasa Institute of Technology, Sahyadri Institute of Technology, St.Joseph’s College of Engineering and Govt Pre University College were few to name.
On the conclusion session at Mangala Stadium, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Mr.Yogesh Bhat addressed the gathering and appreciated the initiative taken by the IGBC-BIT Student Chapter and complimented them for the concern shown to keep Mangalore clean and green. Worshipful Mayor, Mrs. Gulzar Banu spoke about the importance of sustainable development and how the students’ community can contribute in this regard.
Hon’ble Chairman of Bearys Institute of Technology and also the Chairman of IGBC
[Karnataka Chapter], Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary flagged off the Green Walkathon along with
Dr.Chaitanya Kumar, Principal, BIT and Dr. S.K.Raikar, Sr. Advisor, BIT.