YMCA strives to drive global warming away

Published: 12 November, 2011 07:08 IST | Midday Correspondent |

24 Delhi-based bikers will travel 900 km till Jaisalmer to spread awareness about the issue

24 Delhi-based bikers will travel 900 km till Jaisalmer to spread awareness about the issue

Spreading the message to save environment and protect the nature from global warming, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) held a conference titled 'Global warming environment and sustainability' on Friday.

Various governmental and non-governmental organisations attended the conference, which was chaired by IAS secretary, Environment, Keshav Chandra.

(Left to right) Ian Goodwin, Arnold James and Anjan Mukherjee, at a seminar on 'Global Warming: Enviorment and Sustainability", organised by YMCA, in New delhi on Friday. Pic/Rajeev Tyagi

This is not all. To make sure that the cause gets maximum attention, YMCA, along with 24 Delhi-based bikers, will drive 900 km to reach Jaisalmer via Jaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner. The rally will be flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday morning.

Talking about the growing problem of global warming, Arnold James from the program committee of YMCA said, "Our new generation needs to know about this and address the issue. We are trying to reach to maximum number of young people by visiting schools and educating students about it."

"The bikers will cover 900 km and visit various schools, colleges and institutions, educating the students about the reasons behind global warming and measures to control it," said Sebastian K O, program officer, YMCA.

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