On the 3rd Remembrance day of our beloved Professor A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a novel event for Children was organized by Geo India Foundation @ Besant Nagar beach in association with Kavi group of companies.
Several thousand children representing many schools from across the breadth of Chennai participated. Students from various Schools took part in the Walkathon wearing Dr.Abdul Kalam’s face mask, displaying their remembrance and love for our beloved Ex-President of India. Ms. Priya Jemima – Geo India Foundation, Mr. Amarnath – CEO Kavi group and Major Malini , Dr.Dev Anand Flagged of the Walkathon,and many socially responsible Leaders participated and flagged of the event and tree plantation drive.
The walkathon is being followed by “20,000 trees plantation drive” at various schools of Chennai, with an aim to recover the lost trees due to the Vardha disaster in 2016. We aim to recover the lost greenery of Chennai not just by planting trees but also by ensuring prompt maintenance and watering of the trees daily, and an oath ceremony was conducted wherein the children took ownership and responsibility of maintaining the trees planted by them.