Every year people around the globe are celebrating World
Environment Day on 5th of June since 1972, while our Group has been
planting saplings surrounding our Community. We have planted more
than 100 saplings these past years but what made us think is we are
alone planting trees since two decades but no one is taking such
measures in our locality, so we thought of creating awareness around
us and thus leads to plant more saplings in & around our community.
For making the program a mass one, we need to provide more
materials like pamphlets, charts, posters, banners, etc., on
So we thought of getting help from an organization. Our Rovers
contacted the leading Environmental Organizations around the city
and got connected with the largest environmental research center in
the state (i.e) the C. P. Ramaswamy Environment Education Centre.
They came to help us and we brought the required materials to exhibit.
We planned to exhibit the materials at Villivakkam railway station
where thousands of people pass through the station every hour. Our group officials got the permission from the Station master to exhibit
the charts, posters, etc.
We exhibited the materials in an organized manner without giving any
disturbance to the public passengers in the station. The given materials
were on the topic of Bio-diversity and Climate Change. Every chart
gave the message of the causes and the effects of Climate Change and
Bio-diversity. Around thousands of people got awaked of the World
Environment Day and the awareness of the programme and many took
the pledge that, they will try to plant some saplings. The programme was officially inaugurated by Shri. Hariharan
(Station Master/Villivakkam Rly. Station) in the presence of our
Group Leader Scouts Shri. Arivazhagan.V Hwb/Scouts, with other
group Leader Scouts and all other scouters of Subhas Scout Group at
The programme was inaugurated with a portable flag mast and
it was hoisted by our Duty-leader scout. Many other group officials of
various districts visited the programme. Booklets were issued to the
visitors containing details about Climate change in Tamil. The public
passengers were asking doubts and our rovers made it clarified. Most
of them appreciated us for doing such type of awareness programs
where people are not aware of it.
The awareness programme was ended by 11.30 am. The Scouts &
Rovers who participated and volunteer the programme were of 15
members. This Programme is one of the biggest in the history of our
group (i.e) conducting awareness programme to a mass in terms of
public. And it’s going to be a milestone in Subhas Scout Group.
Highlights of the Programme:
Approx. Thousands of people got aware of World Environment
Most of the visitors were clarified about Bio-diversity and
Around 200 visitors were given booklets of the content about
Climate Change has been explained in local language (Tamil).