Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bambalapitty: The First Green Town of Sri Lanka

“If I keep a Green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come”~ Chinese Proverb

“Walk for a Greener Lifestyle” was held today-February 14th 2010 in Bambalapitty, Sri Lanka. The walk began in the morning from Majestic City and ended at Savoy in Wellawatte. "Go Green Go", "Let's Go Green" and "We want justice" were the slogans chanted by the participants during the procession. About 150 citizens who care for the environment participated in the walk which was led through the Galle Road. At the end of the walk the participants made their pledges. Thereafter, the citizens for Greener Sri Lanka visited the houses and stores in Bambalapitty, and created awareness on the threats of Climate Change and Green environment. Green Home Competition was also launched today in Bambalapitty.
Later during the day the participants actively participated in painting the wall in Bambalapitty of Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology. “Bambalapittiya The First Green Town” “Launch….. Feb 14th 2010” was painted in Green and Black on the wall of Green Army of Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology in Bambalapitty. The walk was organised by the British Council, Green Army of Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology and Interact Club.

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Many pledges were made during the day

Fathima Ashrifa Ali briefs the participants

"Care" says another Tshirt

Thaha Adamjee holds a banner

Walking through the Bambalapitty junction

View of Station Road in Bambalapitty

Voice of the Youth for Greener Sri Lanka

"Hotter Than I Should Be" says the Tshirt worn by a participant

Prefects of Bambalapitty Hindu College

Tho who joined the walk

Kids at the walk

Walking along warm weather

Change is needed to protect the environment

Participants on Galle Road near the Sammankodu Sri Kathirvelaiyutha Swamy temple (Maanikka Pilliyar Thirukoyil) in Bambalapitty

"Think Green" while being on the move

Near Davidson Road in Bambalapitty

Another banner carried during the walk

Beyond The Standards says Mahanama College Interact Club

This World Doesn't Belong To You; It Belongs To Your Children

On the Galle Road

Walking near Savoy Theatre in Wellawatte

Visit to the houses

Krishan Balaji paints the wall

On the back of a Tshirt

Shahena Iqbal is seen busy painting the wall

They are being creative

Wrist bands and threads

Sabina Asif takes part in painting

Stopped by in Bambalapitty

Active painting is on

Prashanth Pathmarasa is seen here painting Green on the wall

Greener friendly notice board at the Spectrum office in Bambalapitty

Aasma Hussain paints the Town on the wall

Foot Print is painted on the wall

Painted wall in Bambalapitty


Blogger Santhi said...

The Passion Parade at Bamba is cool well reported in a very cool form with photos viewing it makes us cool bringing old memories of Bamba were we lived for 45 years before migrating to Canada thanks to the Auther of this blog

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