Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam launched the Go Green initiative of the Axis Bank by distributing saplings to households in Race Course area.
J. Indhu, Relationship Manager of the Bank, in a release, said 200 saplings of “Michelia Champaka” (Orange Shenbagam flower) were sourced from the Green Hands of Isha Foundation.
Mr. Kalam said that a tree reduced 14 kg of carbon-di-oxide and gave out 20 kg of oxygen. A sapling was handed over to City Police Commissioner C. Sylendra Babu.
Going by the overwhelming response to the initiative, the bank had proposed to distribute more saplings to residential areas in other parts of Coimbatore as well.