Techies collaborate with social evangeliststo give Cubbon Park a makeover

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Youth for Seva, Dell and Dell EMC Teams give back to environment, as a lead up to Earth Day 2017

 

Bengaluru, April 19, 2017:Youth for Seva, in association with Dell and Dell EMC offices across Bangalore, today organized a massive clean-up and restoration drive at Cubbon Park, in an attempt to take back the once green and clean Garden City from the effects of climate change and improper garbage disposal. The members of Youth for Seva along with team members from the company cleaned the surroundings and painted the facilities available at Cubbon Park underlining the company’s initiatives towards the environment under their#LegacyOfGood plan.

Spread over 300 acres, Cubbon Park holds a special place in the heart of every citizen of Bangalore and has played an important role in establishing Bangalore’s credentials as the Garden City of India.  Today, the park, its trees and resident wildlife is under threat from increasing emissions as well as unorganized waste disposal. In the recent years, many organizations and individuals have come forward to clean and preserve parks in the city and keep Bengaluru’s ‘Garden City’ tag intact. The company is committed to the cause of environmental sustainability under its #LegacyOfGoodprogram. Activities like lake adoption, organized waste disposal and educating citizens about eWaste disposal have highlighted their commitment towards environment sustainability.

Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell EMC India Centre of Excellence said, “As an organization, we believe in exploring limitless possibilities in leveraging our expertise and technology to serve people and our planet. Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good framework extends beyond the realm of our workspace to provide technological solutions and expertise to drive net positive social and environmental outcomes in the communities where we live and operate. The cleanliness drive at Cubbon Park is one in the series of activities we are doing to mark Earth Day. We are very proud of our team members who have taken part in big numbers as they do throughout the year to give back to our other environment sustainability programs, be it adoption of lakes or promoting awareness and assisting in responsible recycling of waste in all its forms.”

 

Bengaluru once known as the “Garden City”, today is suffering from the growing menace of waste and pollution. The Cubbon Park cleanliness drive is an effort to reclaim the green areas of the city.

The spokesperson from Youth for Seva, Swathi Ram, National Coordinator, present during the event, said, “Parks are a lifeline for every Bangalorean, to keep them alive and green is every citizen’s responsibility. We thank the organisation, for coming forward and supporting us to carry out this activity successfully. We wish to continue our association and revive many such places together.”

About Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.  Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98% of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

About Youth for Seva

Youth for Seva (YFS), founded in April 2007, is a nation-wide volunteering movement that inspires youth to volunteer, and provides them with meaningful opportunities to serve the community.

The goal of YFS is to support schools, destitute shelters, government hospitals and other organizations in the social sector through volunteers who can help them mitigate some of their shortcomings and challenges. Volunteering is made easy and customized to the individual’s interests, time availability and skill sets.

YFS aims to create positive change agents in the society, through the culture of volunteering.

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