Kolkata: Taking a cue from the Green Initiative of the BCCI, the National Cricket Club on the occasion of the World Environment Day initiated a programme called “Cricket for Environment”, which includes planting of saplings and distribution of waste bins at Eden Gardens as well as other grounds in Kolkata Maidan.
“Today, being the World Environment Day, we thought of encouraging young budding cricketers about awareness and the role they can play as youth of the country in balancing nature by way of planting of trees and nurturing it,” NCC president and CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.
“We are also extremely impressed with the green initiative conceived by BCCI President, Mr Anurag Thakur. The moves would help in preserving and improving the environment”, Dalmiya added.
“Apart from planting plenty of saplings at the iconic Eden Gardens and other grounds in Kolkata Maidan, the initiative also included ‘Take a walk to Dump’ programme which featured distribution of waste bins,” NCC secretary Niraj Kajaria said.
“We explained to more than 100 young talents who had participated today as to why they should walk down to the nearest bin since by doing so, they would not only help in keeping the place clean and environment friendly but would also keep themselves away from various diseases and fly bites,” he added.