The Hyderabd 10K run generated tonnes of plastic waste last year choking protected regions around the Hussain Sagar Lake that are being restored. Not only this severely impacts the progress of restoring the lake but is also waste of tax payers money in having to clean up the trash left behind. Let’s demand the organisers of the HYD10K run to make the event plastic free & sustainable.
Our Parents, friends and fellow residents of Hyderabad pay taxes punctually. A part of this money is being used for the “Buddha Purnima Project” under which the surrounding areas of Hussainsagar Lake have been declared as special development zone for taking up the following activities
a) Orderly growth of lake.
b) Environmental up-gradation.
c) Development of the identified areas for special purposes.
The recreational pockets of BPP such as Lumbini Park, NTR gardens, Laserium, Necklace Road, Peoples Plaza and Hussainsagar Lake have become star attractions of twin-cities for all tourists, both local and outsiders. These pockets are under the administrative control of the Buddha Purnima Project (BPP).
The amount of trash generated from the 10K run is not so healthy to the city. Last year, the used mineral water & energy drink bottles choked various pockets around the lake. The city administration had to use loads of OUR tax money to clean up the trash which was left behind.
This year, lets ask the organizers to make the Hyderabad 10K run “Truly Hyderabadi” by making it sustainable. We humbly urge you to have an environment friendly 10K run, which:
1. Doesn’t use plastic water bottles! Use steel tumblers or paper cups instead. Your high profile participants use the same at their homes!
2. Doesn’t harm the BPP Pockets which are being environmentally upgraded. Let us value the work of the project officials.
3. Gives a message: Say no to Plastic for a better Hyderabad!
4. Stands as an inspiration for the organisers of other public events in the city.
Dear Organisers and partners of “Hyderabad 10K Run” Let us not test the threshold limits of mother Earth! Let us have a “Plastic Free” 10K run. We are with you to support!
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