Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, along with Rural Industries and Animal Husbandry Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy, on Thursday launched the World Ozone Day awareness programme organised by The Hindu in association with Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology by distributing copies of The Hindu newspaper along with programme handbills.
The theme of World Ozone Day this year was “Ozone Layer Protection: Governance and Compliance at their Best”. Mr. Stalin started the campaign by handing over copies of the newspaper with handbills to motorists. More than 200 students from Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology led by their Chairman S. Thangavelu and Secretary T. Dheepan along with the Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Coimbatore, D. Rajkumar, took part.
The objective of the event was to save the environment by generating awareness besides reflecting the social responsibility of the organisers.
Thousands of copies of the newspaper were distributed at the following traffic signals from 7.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. across the city: Airport Road Junction, Lakshmi Mills Junction, Ramanathapuram Junction, Ukkadam, Cross Cut Road Junction, Mettuppalayam Road near Sai Baba Temple, Singanallur junction, Bharathiar Road junction near Women's Polytechnic, Lawly Road Junction, TV Samy Road junction near R.S. Puram Head Post Office.
The pamphlets contained preventive measures to be undertaken to protect the Ozone Layer.