HSE State level inauguration for school students to fight the plastic menace and offers Fuel as Reward!!
Waylink Pitstop Solutions Private Limited (WPS) is a Bangalore based company registered under Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations – AGNIi, a national initiative of the Government of India under the guidance and support of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Hello Save Earth Foundation (HSE) is a CSR initiative of WPS. The current focus is the fight against single use plastic. As plastic outlives humans and takes over 500 years to degrade, it is essential that awareness is created and sustained over generations to make any lasting impact. HSE is focusing on spreading the good word against single use plastic amongst the school children, to catch them young, so that the campaign is internalized and carried forward to the next generation. This will also have a positive impact on their families and the immediate neighbourhood and the ripple effect expected to carry the momentum beyond under our ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle plastic’ war cry and to sustain the enthusiasm by making recycling a habit. Oleum, a product of WPS offers fuel as a reward in exchange for single use plastic. The whole process – collection, consolidation, recycling and crediting of the reward in fuel credit is supported end to end through a simple smartphone based mobile app.
Further to the event on plastic pollution held on 16th March 2019 at St. Philomena’s School Elanji whose details were presented at the press meet at Ernakulum Press Club on 17th March 2019, the Foundation has continued the tempo through its State Level Inauguration for 129 selected Schools in Kerala. The function held at Bappuji Central School, Peruva was inaugurated by Dr Sabu Thomas- Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Sri Rishiraj Singh IPS, Excise Commissioner of Kerala conveyed his message for the occasion through a recorded video since he could not attend the function due to official emergencies. Padmasree Sugathakumari the legendary poet and activist, extended her whole-hearted support through a recorded video message, as also Mr Chittilappally Kochusappu – Chairman V Guard industries. About 79 children from various schools participated in the Quiz Competition and the prizes were distributed to the winners. HSE made a survey across 1329 schools in the State to choose the best performing schools in their fight against plastic pollution and Mr Sunu Vijayan, the State coordinator of HSE declared schools such as Ebenezer, ST Thomas School Anickad, and St Teresa’s as having contributed the best. These Schools were recognised with trophies for their achievements for the good work in the past. Dr Boby Chemmanur – Chairman Chemmanur Group handed over a symbolic tourch to continue the good work to Fr. Francis of St. Philomena’s School to mark the Plastic Day campaign to be held on 14th June 2019. The function was chaired by Dr Ranjan Sathish- Founder Director HSE foundation Bangalore who shared his vision and mission with the audience. Faculty from 89 Schools, their students and many dignitaries graced their occasion and shared their common concerns on plastic pollution.
‘My Plastic My responsibility ‘, the buzz word from ‘BHOOMAN’, the earth saviour, a character in the story ‘TE AMO MAA, I Love You Mother Earth’ was introduced to the children by HSE through its Moral Story Book. The book named ‘The travel through the plastic world’ a manual for school faculties to educate the children’s about the ill effects of single use plastic