Infosys rocks to raise ‘green’ awareness

February 5th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) IT bellwether Infosys Technologies Ltd late Wednesday hosted a ‘green’ rock festival in its sprawling campus here to raise awareness about preserving the environment and address global warming to prevent climate change.“About 1,200 Infoscions participated in the three-hour long rock fest held at the amphitheatre of the green campus in the electronics city. About 600 students from seven leading city colleges took part in the fest with its theme as green,” an Infosys’ spokeperson told IANS.

Christened ‘Infy Rocks’, the fest was organised by ‘Green Connect’, the environmental sustainability arm of the ‘Voice of Youth’, with Insync, the campus engagement initiative of the global software major.

“The music fest is an innovative effort by our employees to ignite youth in preserving natural resources and adopt sustainable solutions,” the company said in a statement.

The Green Connect programme, spearheaded by Infosys chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy as its ambassador, intends to meet its objective through a five-phase cycle towards environmental sustainability called the ‘Green Connect Vision’ — ‘Encourage-Engage-Energise-Emerge-Enhance-Encourage’.

“Global warming has been a much bandied term in the last few years. Though everyone from corporates to individuals chant the ‘green’ mantra, few companies put their green vision into action. Infosys is, however, moving forward with firm steps towards preserving the environment,” the statement affirmed.

Percussionist Murali Krishnan and singer-cum-musician Chris Avinash compered the event. Among the participant colleges were Bangalore Institute of Technology, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science and Christ College.

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