Hyderabad: This year to give Diwali festival a green tinge, the Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) along with GHMC has launched mega campaign named ‘10000 Wala Greenathon’.
This campaign targets to plant 10,000 saplings in and around Greater Hyderabad limits in order to counter the pollution caused by the bursting of crackers. TITA Global President Sundeep Kumar Makthala initiated the campaign by planting the first sapling at T-Hub, Gachibowli on Friday.
According to Makthala, the campaign will last till 4th November (Karthika Pournami). The TITA has decided to celebrate a noiseless and pollution free Diwali this year by not bursting firecrackers. The decision was taken in a bid to spread awareness about the hazardous effect of firecrackers on the ecosystem.
“Instead of choking the air with harmful firecrackers, members of TITA celebrated Green Diwali by bursting the colorful balloons filled with Chocolates, glitter and small pieces of bright colored paper.
TITA has also announced ‘Selfie with Sapling’ and ‘Selfie with Diyas’ contest along with great giveaways for the best and unique selfie picture.” said Makthala. He thanked GHMC for providing 10,000 saplings.
Hundreds of TITA members from various IT Companies already pledged to plant saplings across the GHMC limits. TITA Vice President Ranapratap Bojjam, Spokesperson Venkat Vanam, Rehmat Haq, Sampath Kumar M, Pradeep Poshala, Ramesh Podishetti were present in the launching event. (INN)