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Tree-Athon 2012 turned out to be a great event. ACS Chief of the Consulate of US in Chennai, Ms. Bonnie Long,
participated in the occasion. Mr. Vinay Luthra, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, besides participating, also
supported the event with his entire Forest staff of the area, being present. Industrialists turned out in a decent number,
for a Saturday morning, to the Turahalli forest in Kanakapura Road. Also, an NGO – Karunalaya, brought more than 50
kids to participate in the same. The verve with which everyone planted trees, grabbing their Name boards to ensure
that their names were etched in the annals of IACC history, clearly showed the ‘connect’ and ‘passion’ to our
environment, which was in fact, the actual trigger for the event.
Ms. Bonnie Long, Consul, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai along with the IACC Team & members
Ms. Bonnie Long, Consul, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai planting the sapling