Governor inaugurates The Great Wall of Shimla
Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar today inaugurated The Great Wall of Shimla, a Waste to Wealth Initiative of Orchid Shimla here, today.
On the occasion, he said that Orchid has made a new beginning in the direction of environmental protection and through The Great Wall of Shimla, it has given the message of environmental protection by using waste material in an artistic way. He said that today the world talked about environmental protection, whereas in India's traditions environment has been linked with religion.
Our festivals have also been made keeping in mind the environment. We also worship trees in our culture said the Governor. He said that today the whole world is adopting our thoughts, traditions and culture. We have to protect our culture, he added.
He said that such eco-friendly projects would change the mindset of the people and added that Himachal would be the first State in the country where people were so aware about environmental protection. He said that environment, tourism and development were complementary to each other and we have to do comprehensive efforts. He also appreciated the initiative of the Orchid Shimla.
Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, Chairman & Managing Director Orchid Shimla welcomed the Governor on the occasion and said that our vision has been to advocate green initiatives. He said that the quest to turn waste to wealth has inspired every member at team Orchid to think out of the box and create visible examples that will motivate our future generation to be respectful of our planet.
Smt. Anagha Arlekar, Lady Governor and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.
The Great Wall of Shimla, largest enviroscope Mural about 275 feet long and 15 feet height created by using approximately 5 lakh waste bottle caps and carbon free recycled plastic. These murals have been put together by residents of Shimla including school children, senior citizen.