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Chiyaan Vikram Started a Patchai Puratchi on Earth Day!

Written By Chiyaan Vikram on Friday, April 22, 2011 | 11:30 PM

Vikram is proving worthy of being chosen as the youth envoy for UN Habitat. The actor held a press conference on Earth Day (22nd April) at Hotel Green Park and spoke about nothing but his works towards the betterment of the society and the environment. Vikram is already involved in social activities through Vikram Foundation, Kasi Eye care etc and in this conference he announced that he will be doing much more in the coming days.

He announced the start of two new social projects called 'Karka Kasadara' and 'Pachchai Puratchi'. He explained that Karka Kasadara will aim at identifying school and college drop outs and help them better their personalities and discover a livelihood to support themselves.Pachchai Puratchi like the name suggests will go about planting as many trees as possible and their target for this year is to plant one lakh trees in and around Chennai. The actor stressed that trees will be planted in colleges, schools and jails where constant care will be given to the plants. To mark the start of this, the team planted over 100 trees inside the YMCA campus today. Vikram said that though these trees might take a long time to grow but it will certainly benefit our future generations.

He also spoke about the honour of being selected as the youth envoy by the UN Habitat. He said that this post has given him a chance to travel to a lot of countries and plenty of influence to help the people who are suffering there. The actor shared his experience of visiting diamond mines abroad and was shocked to learn that several people die working there. He said it affected him a lot that he felt it was wrong to even wear diamonds anymore. He hoped that he will be able to reach out to such people in future and lend them all the help possible.

Looks like Vikram knows not just to entertain but also to make the world a better place to live.

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