Bhubaneswar: 16/6/19:Ekamra Walks organisers have started playing the role of green crusader with the distribution of eco-friendly pens among the visitors on Sunday.
The use-and-throw pens made of waste newspapers have seeds inside so that when a user will throw them out, the pens, while decomposing will also turn into trees as the seeds would germinate.
Today after a brief break following the severe cyclonic storm Fani, the 124th Ekamra Walks Old Town circuit saw more than 40 participants, who also took the pledge to plant more trees as the cyclone has almost wiped out more than 50 percent trees from the city skyline.
Pancham P. Taank, an engineer with SMS Group, a worldleder in steel engineering came with his family and took part in the walk.
He said that after coming to the Old Town walk and the Khandagiri and Udayagiri walk he brought the family so that they know the rich heritage of the city.
“The idea of the distribution of ecofriendly pens to participants of the heritage walk is a wonderful idea and I hope we all should also care for the green heritage of the city as the Temple City was known for its green cover and trees which was partially lost after Fani,” he added.