We are an environment friendly people at Hindustan Times. And readers' response from across the state to HT's Green initiative confirmed it on World Environment on June 5.
The soothing colour was everywhere - in drawing rooms, in kitchens, clinics, hotels, classrooms, on the road. It was all pervasive in Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and other cities.
Individuals, hotels, corporate houses, institutions and shops all adopted the green theme to show their concern for the Mother Earth.
While some wore green to spread awareness about the importance of environment in life, others planted saplings while some adopted eco-friendly measures to conserve natural resources.
At Tata Consultancy Services, several hundred engineers turned up in green with principal consultant Jayant Krishna leading the pack. They commissioned an organic waste converter plant at their premises.
Vivanta by Taj team marched from their hotel premises to Lohia Park and distributed saplings to morning walkers. They later planted a tree in their premises and later had a green breakfast. A green buffet lunch was also presented.
Saraswati Group distributed over 1,000 sapling to their outdoor patients and staff members.
Apparels showrooms like Saree Bhawan and Ada in Hazratganj and Riyansha Saree at Saharaganj convered their entire display of mannequins in the green theme.
A dazzling fashion display by students of Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion and Technologies was held at the Ganj premises.