Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cyclone Laila and after

The recent cyclone across the eastern coast of the Indian continent has brought some rains to Tamil Nadu. There was damage to some extent in Andhra Pradesh though.

But, this Cyclone Laila meant different things to different people.For some it was the name. (Read the article on The New Indian Express - Indulge below)

For the Tamil Nadu Govt., it was the wind that produced more energy so that they could announce less power cuts.
For the ordinary residents of Chennai it was just a day of respite but raising mercury to 41 degree celcius.

But for this group - Reclaim Our Beaches (ROB), it was a lot of garbage they found near the broken bridge, Adyar, washed in from the Adyar river estuary after the cyclone Laila hit the coast.
They say that, with a lot of plastic, thermocol, glass etc. it needs a huge cleanup with more volunteers for at least 2 hours.
They have roped in the Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN) to be part of the cleaning up as part of the Network's International Turtle Day campaign.
Still they need more hands.
If you are free join them at Broken Bridge, Besant Nagar beach (walk towards the Urur kuppam side and walk towards the broken bridge)
On May 30, 2010 between 4 pm and 6 pm.
Walk with free hands, the group will provide gloves, trashcans and water.

If you want to join the group in all its future projects sign up with their Google Group.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Hello, I can't remember how I found your blog, but I wanted you to know that I read it and enjoy it very much. I spent some time in Tamil Nadu a few years back with a student group and the stories you post are interesting and always remind me of my time there. Thank you.