Bhubaneswar, February 16: Swedish teen Greta Thungerg might have attracted the attention of the entire world for her motivating environment related speeches, but little Sanvi Samantray, a UKG student from DAV Public School, Pokhariput motivated all participants at the Park Utsav in Kharavela Park this morning with her inspiring recital of a rhyme.
With her sweet little voice the girl recited the rhyme with a subject of keeping our Mother Earth safe from the menace of plastics, environmental degradation and also how people can contribute towards a better planet and all present on the lawn of the park near the historic Twin Hills of Khandagiri-Udayagiri were delighted to hear her song.
Organisations like PECUC, Helpmate and DPR Art Life also created awareness on the plastic menace and how we can restrict the use of plastics in our society and also contribute towards creating a better environment. Students of Odisha Skating Academy also participated in the events at Kharavela Park.
The members of Hekpmate also organised a quiz on Odisha as today was celebrated as the “Matrubhasa Divas” and the participants providing correct answers were also given a book as an incentive.
The members of DPR Art Life organised a paper bag making workshop and a tribute to great leaders of Odisha through art. Women in Society Help (WISH) organised a traffic awareness campaign and a programme on dental hygein and check-up at Mahatma Gandhi Park.
The BDA and BMC have made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the event. As part of the plan, next Park Utsav will be held at BDA City Centre (NICCO Park) and Madhusudan Das Park on Feb 23, followed by at Indira Gandhi Park and Buddha Jayanti Park on March 1. Similarly, the event will be organised at Biju Patnaik Park and Kharabela Park on March 8 and at BDA City Centre and Madhusudan Das Park on March 15.