Little ones walk and say “No to plastic”

Local preschool children celebrate Children’s Day, with a walkathon for the environment.

Little children walked on Saturday, November 17th for a social cause. The children aged 3 to 6 years were students of Eurokids, Koramangala and this was their way of celebrating Children’s Day.

With the idea of spreading awareness on saving the environment, the walkathon began from Raheja Arcade. The chief guest for the occasion, renowned educationist Radha Kulkarni inaugurated the walkathon by releasing a host of green and white balloons. She said that the tiny tots are the best messengers to convey the message of civic awareness.

Radha Kulkarni with 42 years of teaching experience, is a recipient of the National Teacher award, Kannada Rajyothsava Award and many other awards. She is actively involved in social and cultural activities and has conducted Summer Camp for nearly 130 slum children of Koramangala. She has authored many books including a collection of one act plays – "Antu Kannu Teredavu", "Prastuti"..etc

The main attraction of the walkathon were the little children dressed as Chacha Nehru, flowers, honey bees, butterflies, trees etc. depicting the nature. They held placards with messages like "Save our earth", "Stop pollution", "Reduce, Reuse & Recycle", "We want healthy earth", "Save Water" etc.

The school teachers demonstrated waste segregation and with the help of parents and their wards, distributed cotton bags and leaflets on waste segregation to nearby shops and passersby. Posters saying "No To Plastic" and "Save Earth" were stuck on the walls of the shops to emphasis the importance of this walkathon.

The walkathon made its way through the Kalyana Mantapa Road in 5th Block and crossing Canara Bank, before it reached its destination at Eurokids, Koramangala.

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