Cleanliness drives, electric car rallies mark World Environment Day in Delhi

New Delhi, June 5 (Calcutta Tube) Cleanliness drives by companies, banks and hotels, a bicycle and an electric car rally were the highlights of the World Environment Day celebrations in the capital Saturday.

The Imperial Hotel organised a cleanliness drive on Janpath Lane near Connuaght Place in central Delhi to observe the day.

‘The cleaning drive was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today (Saturday) to create awareness about the environment. There were 30 volunteers from different departments of the hotel who participated in the drive,’ a hotel official said.

‘The volunteers also carried eco-friendly bags to collect the garbage,’ the official added.

The ICICI Bank organised a cleanliness drive in the historic landmark of the country, the Red Fort, early in the day.

Also, the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games organised a bicycle, electric car and electric bike rally to stress on the importance of eco-friendly transport.

International NGO Oxfam-India along with another group, Delhi Greens, organised a summit for youngsters to encourage discussion on climate change and how the youth can contribute towards protecting the environment.

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