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World Environment Day Celebration – 2014
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Awareness Programmes on smokeless bogi

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Cycle rally to create environmental awareness

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Inauguration of Environmental Information Dissemination Centre (EIDC)

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World Environment Day celebration 2013
 
     
 
I. World Environment Day celebration - 2014:
The Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, celebrated the World Environment Day on the 5th June 2014. The programme was held at the auditorium of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Guindy, Chennai. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp. Dr.H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment welcomed the gathering. Thiru V. Thangavelu, I.A.S., Retd., Chairman, State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority and Thiru.A.V.Venkatachalam,I.F.S., Member Secretary, TNPCB delivered a special address. Thiru. K. Skandan, I.A.S, Chairman Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board delivered the presidential address and the Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Thiru Thoppu N.D. Venkatachalam., delivered the keynote address. The annual Environmental Awards for the year 2013 were also distributed by the Hon’ble Minister for Environment.

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II. Awareness Programmes on smokeless bogi

The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board conducted awareness to the general public on smokeless bogi. This awareness initiative was carried out by engaging auto rickshaws and by using banners and mega phones to decimate awareness on the harmful effects of smoke emitted by burning tyres and plastics. The inauguration of the awareness programme was held at the Chennai Higher secondary school, Maduvinkarai, Chennai –32, on 9th January 2014. The event was flagged off by Hon’ble Minister for Environment Thiru Thoppu N.D. Venkatachalam, and the worshipful Mayor, Thiru Saidai S. Duraisamy. Thiru MohanVerghese Chunkath, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, Dr. D. Karthikeyan, I.A.S., Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment along with officials of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Department of Environment and the ENVIS centre participated in this event. Members of legislative Assembly, Chennai Corporation officials, Government Officials and more than 500 students and general public participated in this event.

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III) Cycle rally to create environmental awareness  

The Department of Environment and the ENVIS Centre in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Boardconducted a cycle rally to create environmental awareness to the general public on reducing pollution on 20th February 2014. The event was flagged off by the Hon’ble Minister for Environment Thiru Thoppu N. D. Venkatachalam, and the worshipful Mayor, Thiru Saidai S. Duraisamy. Thiru L. Durai, NGC State coordinator, was honoured with a memento by the Hon’ble Minister for Environment for his awareness creation activities. Thiru Mohan Verghese Chunkath, I.A.S., Principal Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, Dr. D. Karthikeyan, I.A.S., Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment along with officials of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and the Department of Environment, ENVIS participated in this event. Members of legislative Assembly, Chennai Corporation officials, Government Officials and more than 500 students also participated in this event.

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VI. Inauguration of Environmental Information Dissemination Centre (EIDC) in Thenkasi :

The Environmental Information Dissemination Centre (EIDC) in Thenkasi, was inaugurated by Thiru P. Chendur Pandian, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments on 12th January 2014. An oath on environmental protection was read out by the Hon’ble Minister. Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment, Thiru M Karunakaran, I.A.S., District Collector, Thirunelveli, Mr. Jeyakannu, Chief Educational Officer, Dr. G. S. Vijayalakshmi, District Coordinator, Thenkasi and staff of the ENVIS centre also participated. More than 500 school students participated in the event.

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V. World Environment Day celebration 2013:

The Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board celebrated the World Environment Day on the 5th June 2013.  The programme was held at the auditorium of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.  The programme started with the lighting of the lamp.  Dr. H. Malleshappa, I.F.S., Director, Department of Environment welcomed the gathering.  Thiru V. Thangavelu, I.A.S., Retd., Chairman, State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority and Dr. D. Karthikeyan, I.A.S., Chairman, TNPCB, delivered a special address.  Thiru Mohan Verghese Chunkath, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Forest Department delivered the presidential address and the Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Thiru. M.C.Sampath, delivered the keynote address.  The annual Environmental Awards for the year 2012 were also distributed by the Hon'ble Minister for Environment.

 

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