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Environmental awareness campaign in Karnataka

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on March 13, 2013

Karnataka Bank has joined hands with Karnataka Forest Department for promoting environmental awareness.

A press statement by the bank said here that the bank has printed and supplied ‘visitor passes cum awareness pamphlets’ (vehicle entry passes). These passes are being issued at three security gates at Kudremukh National Park.

It said that these passes contain a list of guidelines and instructions to the travellers as well as the brief information about speciality and spectacular facets of the park.

Highlighting the various steps taken by the department to protect environment, Shanthappa, Chief Conservator of Forest, Mangalore, welcomed the gesture of Karnataka Bank in creating environmental awareness among public.

He said that information part of each pass will be carried home by travellers and will have long lasting effect in spreading the message of nature loving and conservation of forest and wildlife.

Quoting P. Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, it said that Karnataka Bank has joined hands with the Forest Department as part of its corporate social responsibility. He said that national parks are the assets of the nation, and there is a need to conserve them.

>vinayak.aj@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 13, 2013

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