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It?s a green Valentine for Goa?s youth

While the world paints Valentine?s Day with pink, around 15,000 young hearts will wear green as they celebrate February 14 with their valentine ?Nature at the tiny Loutolim village in south Goa.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2007 11:58 IST

This is one Valentine’s Day which is going to be mint-fresh and different, at least for the youngsters in Goa.

While the world paints Valentine’s Day with pink, around 15,000 young hearts will wear green as they celebrate February 14 with their valentine —Nature — at the tiny Loutolim village in south Goa.

“Upto 15,000 school and college students will participate in this project, which will have these young hearts celebrating Valentine’s Day with Nature,” Maendra Alvares, the promoter of Big Foot — the organisers of the event said.

“The students will pledge to protect their Valentine throughout their lives and will be friendly with it, saving it from man-made destruction,” Alvares said. A Valentine, he noted, does not mean just loving or affection between two humans, but could also be with nature.

During the event, Clinton Vaz, a noted social activist, will educate the students about tackling garbage menace. Alvares said the state, grappling to save itself from real estate and a massive garbage problem, needs to work on more such initiatives to make future generations environment-friendly.