Bamboo Bucket Challenge
Date: September 18, 2014 Organizer: CGBMT And Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Rural Energy And Development (MGIRED)
CGBMT and MGIRED together launched the Bamboo Bucket Challenge as a drive for increasing the numbers of this dwindling species in the state. The campaign, inspired by the globally successful ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ was inaugurated by Shri. H K Patil, Minister RD & PR Department at MGIRED. Children from SAMARTHANAM trust also planted saplings at the inaugural event. Dr. N Barathi from GrowMore Biotech ltd spoke about the significance of this campaign. The campaign was carried further through social media, encouraging people to buy and plant bamboo saplings, putting up a picture of themselves and in turn nominating others to do the same.