MIO – Sahasra Vrakshabhiyana 2023 closing ceremony: Precautions are necessary to prevent environmental imbalance-at the conclusion of the MIO Tree campaign – Dr.Naveenchandra Kulal
Mangalore Institute of Oncology (MIO) Specialty Cancer Hospital, Pumpwell, Mangalore in collaboration with the Karnataka Forest Department, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts participated in the Vanamahotsava-Sahasra Vrakshabiyana on July 29, the Closing ceremony took place. Speaking at the event, DK District Surveillance Officer Dr. Navin Chandra Kulal said that we are destroying the environment without realizing it. Trees are disappearing, we are the cause for environmental imbalance. I like Mangalore institute of oncology for its concern for the environment. Government departments are doing many complementary programs. If every individual, institution and society join hands, a green environment can be created, he said. Speaking as the chief guest at the event, Karnataka Pollution Control Board Regional Officer Dr. Ravi DS spoke about the need for an organic environment for the survival of living beings. Trees provide us with oxygen to breathe. But we are constantly committing atrocities on nature, it is imperative to stop this, he said.
As the Presiding officer, senior surgical oncologist of MIO, Dr. Rohan Chandra Gatti spoke about how trees are disappearing as cities grow. If everyone does not have their own space to plant trees, at least protect the planted trees or leave them to their fate. Trees are in front of our eyes in the form of God, let us understand what we say from them, he said. Actor, Deepak Rai Panaje spoke about how green health is literally true. The tree planting campaign is ongoing. The conclusion is just the end of this program. MIO is doing nature-loving programs between their work and I am proud to be a part of MIO. I am indebted to Dr. Suresh Rao, Director of MIO who gave me this opportunity. Guests symbolically watered the trees to promote environmental awareness at the event. Chief Operating Officer Dr. Lal Madathil welcomed the guests. Operation Manager Sri Raghavendra Singh proposed the vote of thanks. Rajesh Shetty was the programme coordinator.