Confirmed victory

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!

 

Letter to
Hyderabad 10K Run Hyderabad 10K Run &its partners(SBH,Sakshi,Apollo Hospitals,BIG FM&others)
Hyderabad 10K Run Coroprate Team
Network 18 Abhishek Vyas
and 6 others
State Bank of Hyderabad Sri M Bhagavanta Rao
Sakshi Editor
Partner, HYD 10K run Y Asha Rani
Suresh Productions Suresh Productions
Lanco Group Narasimhan
VTOTEM
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hyderabad 10K Run &its partners(SBH,Sakshi,Apollo Hospitals,BIG FM&others).

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We want a "Plastic Free" 10K Run!

Greetings!

We love you for your efforts to bring the city of Hyderabad, young and old, together once a year on to a common platform called the “Hyderabad 10K Run”.

“The Hyderabad 10K Foundation has been established with a great objective of promoting Health, Fitness and Sports”. Kudos to your great vision!

“The Foundations uses it funds for these causes- including organizing the 10 Km Running race in Hyderabad”. Salutes to your support!

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 itself 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).

Over the couple of years, you have transformed the 10k run from just an event, to a festival all of us eagerly wait for. You have definitely made an impact, not only on the people of Hyderabad, but also on the city itself. Shocking but true! The amount of trash generated from the 10K run is not so healthy to the city. Last year, you threw all the used mineral water and energy drink bottles, which choked various pockets around the lake. May be you were busy enjoying the after parties of the event, but the city administration had to use loads of OUR money to clean up the trash which was left behind.

This year, we request you all to make 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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Sincerely,