Kolkata mass rally prays for success of Copenhagen climate summit

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Kolkata, Dec 8 (ANI): Thousands of enthusiasts of green nature from different walks of life participated in a huge procession here for the success of the International Climate Change conference that commenced in Copenhagen yesterday.

The participants in the rally wanted to draw the world's attention towards the famed mangroves of Sundarbans in West Bengal.

As part of the rally, which was mooted by the Sundarbans Affairs Department, West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation (WBGEDC) and several other voluntary fora, a giant balloon with the message 'Save Sundarbans' inscribed on it, was released.

S P Gon Chaudhary, Managing Director of the WBGEDC expressed hopes that the essence of the rally to rung the bell among the participants at the Copenhagen meet and try to save Sundarbans region from the wrath of climate change.

"We all know that Sundarbans has become the victim of global warming. Its vulnerability is more. So to protect it and capture the world's attention, 20,000 students from Sundarbans region along with people from several other fields have taken out this procession. We will also conduct a seminar so that the delegates in the Copenhagen meet can see that our Sundarbans needs protection," Chaudhury added.

India, like other developing countries, has committed to cut major emission vis-à-vis aid from the developed world, which it sees as responsible for most of the problems of global warming. (ANI)

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