CHENNAI: Sri Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Vidyalaya Model Higher Secondary School, T Nagar, in collaboration with the Lions Club of Central Madras and Greater Chennai Exnora, observed World Environment Day on Saturday by installing two solar-powered street lamps on the school premises.
Lion K Balachandra Reddy, district governor, Lions Club International, District 324 A1, commissioned the two solar powered street lights. The project by Lions Club of Central Madras was completed at a cost of `66, 000.
Reddy addressed students on the need to protect the earth from global warming by planting more saplings, using eco-friendly devices such as solar-powered street lights and using solar panels to produce electricity for domestic and institutional purposes. He added that the tremendous youth power could bring a real change at the national and international level.
Seeds were distributed among the students a few days ago. These students, numbering around 45, who had nurtured these into saplings, were lauded and presented certificates by Reddy.
G V Raman, past district governor, District 324 A 1, presented two educational CDs worth `8,000 to the Lion Lady Revathi Raghavan Digital Library, a project of Lions Club Central Madras. Vijayalakshmi Thavva, president of the Lions Club Central Madras, advised students to keep the environment clean both at their home and school.
S N Harinarayanan, project chairman, Anand Laxman, senator, Exnora International, and R Govindaraj, general secretary, Exnora International, participated in the programme. Kannagi Prabakaran, headmistress of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Vidyalaya Model Higher Secondary School presided over the proceedings.