150-ft wall painted for environ awareness

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 12 January 2019

Meghana Bafna, a member of the group, said, "We are trying to make people aware about the cause so that they can understand what the civic body has been doing and what is really necessary for the city."

PUNE: The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary group had organised a wall painting event to make people aware of the loss of trees due to the construction of road and Metro in the area. The group has been taking several efforts to stop the civil work and revive the biodiversity by connecting more and more people towards the cause to raise voice against the civil work and support the green cause.

The 150-feet long wall was painted by more than 100 citizens on Saturday.

Meghana Bafna, a member of the group, said, "We are trying to make people aware about the cause so that they can understand what the civic body has been doing and what is really necessary for the city."

Another member, Abha Bhagwat, who is also a professional artist, said, "The theme of the wall painting is to show biodiversity so that children understand the seriousness towards environment."

Nandita Sharma, a resident of Kharadi, who had come with her son Daksh, studying in Std V, said, "This being a very serious issue for the city, wall painting will play a major role in it, especially for the children."

A class VIII student of VK Patil Memorial School, Saumya Patil was accompanied by her mother Sayali. They had come from Pimple Saudagar to paint the wall.

Parchi Balinge, an IT professional of Karve Nagar, said, "Green cover differentiates Pune from Mumbai. And Pune is known for the beautiful green nature that it has all around. But if the green cover is also destroyed, then people will have nowhere to go to breathe fresh air."

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