True to its thrust towards raising environmental consciousness, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) India joined the inauguration of the Eco Club in Dominic Savio Higher Secondary School in Santhome, Chennai last January 12, 2012.
An alumnus of the school (which also counts as its graduate ASSIST’s Managing Director Sreenivas Narayanan) and now project coordinator Mithoon RV graced the event as the chief guest.
At the ceremony, Mithoon explained the importance of simple environment-friendly practices, such as planting trees, not using plastic, and conserving resources.
As he explains in his speech, “We’re all just normal people with our routine lives who hope that maybe we can make a difference. That’s what it’s going to take, everyday people all over the world realizing that each one of us has the potential to make a difference in our community and in our environment. But it starts with us; we have to be the messengers, and we have to be the ones who start caring about this planet we live on. It’s time to step out of our comfort zones and start taking action.”
He adds, “Our cause does not start and end with this rally. We must continue this struggle tomorrow and the day after and carry with us this dedication to the preservation of this planet.”
ASSIST India intends to spread the awareness to other schools. #