Sunday, July 31, 2011

Walk the Talk

Todays Indian Express, carries a write-up on Mr.Iyer, termed a 'Waste Wizard', for his extraordinary ability to convert waste into items of utility. Not very unusual in that most would think, for there are many who do that. What is unusual about Mr.Iyer, is that he has been doing this for more than 3 decades, much before recycling became a popular and politically correct way of life. Today we talk of the need to reduce carbon footprints but Mr.Iyer, seems to have recognised this need much earlier, for he has only been using a bicycle for almost 50years. What is more, his cycle is also made of recycled material and usually displays a socially relevant message, in order to make us ponder and change. For those who would like to read more about him, here is the link

The JGW, less than 2 months away is a time when all of us can emulate the social consciousness of those who like Mr.Iyer, literally walk the extra mile to contribute to society. Those who find it difficult to organise an event of their own, can participate in one of the many events being organised all over India. To find out the various events all one needs to do is visit our website. The site also has ideas on how individuals can contribute. There is giving and receiving amongst all age groups and across society. We would like all of you to participate in any manner you see fit to make this pan India festival a success for that will truly bring about a positive change. Let us together, 'Walk the Talk' for a t least a week between the 2nd and 8th of October and turn it into a truly joyous week. The Joy of Giving Week.

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