E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai

Friday, 21st February 2020

The Karuppan Kulam in Ambattur was restored in the summer of 2019 by E.F.I in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation (G.C.C) & the Murugappa group. Prior to the restoration, the Karuppanan Kulam was a makeshift dump yard slowly degrading day by day.

The pond went through a scientific restore effort and was prepared for the 2019 North-East monsoons. To ensure the sustainability of the project as well as involve the local communities in conservation effort, E.F.I organises volunteering drives to ensure the restored pond is conserved and protected.

As a part of this initiative, a massive volunteering drive titled ‘Mega Volunteer Drive’ was organised by E.F.I inviting volunteers from all walks of life. A massive clean-up drive and a wall painting effort took place from 8 am to 11 am. College students, working professionals and local residents all joined hands for 3 hours today morning volunteering at the Karuppan Kulam.

Today’s effort is to be continued in the following weeks and months, ensuring that the pond is once again ready for the monsoon in 2020.

We thank G.C.C for their administrative support, the students from the Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for women, employees from Barclays bank and every individual who joined us this morning in strengthening the efforts to protect and conserve the Karuppan Kulam in Ambattur.

Watch the transformation of the Karuppanan Kulam here:

Volunteer for India & her Environment with E.F.I!

-Jai Hind-

Published by LakesOfIndia

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