To mark the “World Green Building Week” BIT and BEADS on Sunday, 29th September 2019 organised a ‘Green Walkathon 2019. The walkathon was flagged off by Mangaluru South MLA Vaedavyas Kamath at Nehru Maidan at 7:30 AM. Faculties of BIT, BEADS and Neighbouring Institutions along with hundreds of students participated in the Walkathon which passed through the main routes of the city. Speaking at the flagging off ceremony, Mr Kamath stressed upon making Mangaluru plastic-free city and urged the students to lead the initiative to make the city clean and green.
Walkathon concluded at Karavali Exhibition Ground at Mangala Stadium, Mr. D. B Mehta, Chairman IGBC, Mangaluru Chapter, spoke about the role of youth in the success of Swach Bharat Campaign. Mehta further said “The world is facing threat from climate change, if we don’t take up the responsibility we will lose it. And when the future generations will ask us why we failed to save the earth, we will not be able to answer them”. Dr. P. Mahabaleswarappa, Principal, BIT, spoke on this occasion and urged the citizen to understand the social responsibilities and act accordingly. Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, Principal BEADS, also spoke on this event and told the participants about saving the earth from carbon dioxide and methane emissions. The program ended with breakfast for the participants at 9:00 AM
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