Puttur, Aug 17: To commemorate the 71st Independence Day of the nation, on Tuesday, August 15, an ‘Environmental Awareness Rally’ was jointly organised by various functional units of the St Philomena College namely 3/19 KAR BN NCC, Rovers and Rangers, Suraksha Consumer Forum, Eco Club, Students’ Council and NCC wing of St Philomena High School.
Sub inspector of Puttur Town Police Station Omana N K set the rally in motion.
Principal prof Leo Noronha, in his address said, "Environmental problems are becoming increasingly serious all over the world. It is the duty of every citizen to protect, preserve and improve nature."
Head master of St Philomena High School Oswald Rodrigues graced the occasion.
The rally began from the college campus and proceeded towards Darbe Circle through Kaverikatte. It concluded in front of the main entrance gate of the college.
During the rally, students raised the slogans about the protection of environment. They presented placards, and thereby, tried to create awareness among the public. More than 600 students took part in the rally.
The rally was coordinated by Lt Johnson David Sequeira, NCC officer, Thejaswi Bhat and Abhishek S, convenors of Suraksha Consumer Forum, Meenakshi K and Khalander Shareef, convenors of Rovers and Rangers, Nagaraju M, Rakshitha R B and Shashiprabha B, convenors of Eco Club, Prashanthi, NSS programme coordinator, Dr Vijay Kumar M and Bharathi S Rai, directors of Students’ Council, f/o Naresh Lobo, NCC officer, Army Wing, s/o Clament Pinto, NCC officer, Naval Wing, and f/o Roshan Sequeira, NCC officer, Air Force Wing of St Philomena High School and other faculty members coordinated the programme.