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Tata Institute of Social Sciences organised WALKATHON 2019 in Guwahati

Tata Institute of Social Sciences organised WALKATHON 2019 in Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Feb 2019 2:46 PM GMT

Guwahati: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences organized a WALKATHON to achieve a ‘Pedestrian friendly Guwahati’ City, the program held on February 24, 2019 from 7 AM onwards at Gauhati University Campus.

The Walkathon is conducted in collaboration with Earthful foundation and Voice of Environment.

It started from the Gauhati University main gate near Sundarbari via Assam Engineering College road and then heading towards Tetelia Road finally reaching the Tata Institute Of Social Sciences Guwahati. Walkathon 2019 was open to all citizens of Guwahati regardless of their age. Registered participants completing the walk will receive Certificates from the Organizers on February 7, 2019 at TISS.

The event led by TISS team coordinator Meenakshi Menon, volunteers and students there were also member representation from partner organizations as Environmentalist Moharana Choudhury and Bhaskar Hazarika from team Voice of Environment where a special message given by Environmentalist Navneet Yadav (Member VoE) from New Delhi on “Clean and Plastic-free Guwahati city” as Voice of Environment is working on Mission Clean, Green and Plastic Free India and Assam initiative emphasized by Environment Education. Three participants were felicitated with an award for winning the Walkathon, several plant saplings also distributed among the walkathon participants during the event today at TISS Guwahati campus at last. VoE request all to join hands for the cause as together we can make the difference.

Objectives:

  • To address the cause of Pedestrian friendly Guwahati.
  • Also in a city where there is an increasing number of vehicles, it is an issue that must be addressed at the earliest.
  • To generate awareness and propagate about pedestrian-friendly Guwahati and to achieve a walkable locality in the city.
  • By creating a change in this sector, we are indirectly helping to reduce pollution, congestion and depletion of resources. This way, we create a road network not only for vehicles but also for pedestrians and cyclists.

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