Matheran 'man mountain meet' event successful

Written By Unknown on Minggu, 30 Desember 2012 | 22.23

NAVI MUMBAI: The 10 kilometer run organised in Matheran on Sunday was succussful, with over 100 adults and children participating in it. It was held to create awareness about the grave issues being faced by this small but picturesque hill station, and hence try to save it from further degradation.

Conceptualized by Ecofolks -- an environment group from Mumbai -- the run was an open event for all those who love Matheran and wanted to participate for the cause titled 'Mathe-Run' . the start-point was Dasturi Naka and was a good challenge for the distance runners as well as for those looking forward to a 'Rocky mountain dirt track running'.
Paresh Pimpale of Ecofolks informed that the event was organized keeping in mind that the year 2012 marks a 'Decade of International Mountain's Day'which aims at highlighting the importance of mountains for humans.

"We always thought that despite Matheran being declared an eco sensitive zone, it's still under threat and a lot of things need to be done to create awareness about this place which is a bio diversity hot spot. I recently came across a quote by William Blake that said 'Great Things Are Done When Man and Mountain Meet'and we decided that we will have a series of events under the main event titled 'Man and Mountain Meet'to not only promote Matheran but also save it," added Pimpale.

Apart from the run, there was a photography exhibition on Matheran showcasing its rich bio diversity and heritage. Ajay Sawant, President of Matheran Hill Station Municipal Council stated, "We have offered our full support to Man and Mountain Meet event. Matheran is a beautiful hill station and only place where no vehicles are allowed and it's the duty to safe guard this eco fragile hill station by promoting green tourism."

Avinash Kubal, Dy Director, Maharashtra Nature Park Society, said that ecological heritage of Matheran must be preserved by all means and men and mountain meet is a starting step towards it.Sanjay Bhuskute, PRO of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) said We fully support such initiatives as mountains have played a major role in overall Indian ecology and economy.''

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