Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar today inaugurated The Great Wall of Shimla, a Waste to Wealth Initiative of Orchid Shimla.
He said that Orchid has made a new beginning in environmental protection and through The Great Wall of Shimla, it has given the message of environmental protection by using waste material in an artistic way.
Arlekar said such eco-friendly projects would change the mindset of the people and Himachal would be the first State in the country where people were so aware about environmental protection. He said that environment, tourism and development were complementary to each other and we have to do comprehensive efforts. He also appreciated the initiative of the Orchid Shimla.
Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, Chairman & Managing Director Orchid Shimla said the quest to turn waste to wealth has inspired every member at team Orchid to think out of the box and create visible examples that will motivate our future generation to be respectful of our planet.
The Great Wall of Shimla is the largest enviroscope Mural in the state at 275 feet long and 15 feet high created by using approximately 5 lakh waste bottle caps and carbon free recycled plastic. These murals have been put together by residents of Shimla including school childrenand senior citizens.