Released on: August 14, 2008, 12:25 pm

Press Release Author: V. Balasundaram

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: The Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery organized a Rally in
Velachery today to create awareness about Global Warming

Press Release Body: To create an awareness about Global Warming, a rally from the
Bethel Matriculation Higher Secondary School was organized in Velachery by the
Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery, with the participation of the Interact Club of
Bethel 600042, on Friday, 8th August 2008 at 3-00 p.m.

Rtn.K.R.Mukundhan, President of the Club, flagged off the rally at 3 p.m. Rtn. K.
Natarajan, Director, Youth Services, Rtn. Mohan, Treasurer, Rtn.Mohan and Rtn.M.
Viswanathan, Director -Community Services (Development) and Rtn. Rajkumar led the
rally to the Velachery Bus Terminus.

The members of Interact Club of Bethel carried placards with slogans against Global
Warming. They distributed the leaflets containing the causes and effects of Global
Warming and explained them to the public. They also requested the public to switch
off the lights for 8 minutes at 8 p.m. as a symbolic representation against Global

When the rally reached the Velachery Vijayanagar Bus Terminus, the Interact club
members were divided into small groups to distribute the leaflets to the persons
waiting for buses, the shops, the policemen, the street vendors and other passersby.

After giving about 1000 leaflets in and around the bus terminus, the Interact club
members regrouped into a rally and proceeded to the Sarathinagar area for giving
leaflets and creating awareness. Around 4 p.m., the Interact Club members marched
back to school and dispersed.

"We have certainly created a good awareness among the general public in Velachery
about Global Warming" Rtn. Natarajan later said. "The response from the school
students was excellent" added Rtn. Viswanathan.

About Rotary Clubs:

Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and
professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and
peace in the world. Rotary's global membership is approximately 1.2 million men and
women who belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and
geographical areas. The Mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of
Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards,
and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of
business, professional, and community leaders.

Media contact details:

Rtn. V. Balasundaram
Chairman, Public Relations,
Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery,
Phone: +91 98400 96081

Web Site:

Contact Details: V. Balasundaram
Chairman, Public Relations,
Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery,
Phone: 98400-96081

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