Bengaluru Walk-a-thon is an opportunity for the disabled community to keep in step with all to generate awareness about a common issue that affects one and all irrespective of abilities – Environment. While commemorating International Day of People of Disability the disabled community intends to send out the following message loud and clear.

“Walk-a-thon 2014 – Walk for a better Environment – a better tomorrow!

Facts about waste

  • • India generates 30 million tons of waste annually
  • • Namma Bengaluru generates 2000-3000 tons of solid waste each day
  • • 75% of the waste generated is organic
  • • 67% of the 25% waste generated is recyclable

Hazards of inappropriate waste management and landfills

  • • Ground water contamination
  • •Emission of highly toxic smoke
  • • Spread of infectious diseases

Outcome – Imbalance in Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Solution for maximized social welfare

  • Segregation of waste at source into organic, dry and sanitary/medical waste

Samarthanam’s contribution

  • • Through project titled ‘Parisara’ dry & E-waste is collected, disposed scientifically and recycled
  • • Through Project ‘Punar’ we train women with disabilities and those with disabling conditions to make recycled products out of dry waste and generate livelihoods.

  • Come join your hands, march step in step to make the 10th Walk-a-thon a thundering success to promote waste segregation and protect Environment.


Walkathon Campaigns

» Step up to join Bengaluru Walk-a-thon 2014Walk for a better Environment – a better tomorrow!

» Date with Venue Details : 13th December, 2014; Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Near Cosmpolitan Club


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