The NDTV-Toyota Green Campaign was the first ever-nationwide campaign to save the environment. Launched in April 2008, the Campaign was aimed at creating awareness about the environment, by involving the people of our country to make a difference, and is supported by Dr RK Pachauri and TERI. As part of the environment campaign, NDTV organised India’s first Telethon in 2009 – THE GREENATHON, a fundraising event that brought in people to donate money to support TERI’s initiative – Lighting a Billion Lives which aims at providing solar power to villages without electricity. This year’s event was held on May 20th. As we told you earlier in our story the lovely Priyanka Chopra hosted the 12-hour Greenathon this year. For its fourth year, Greenathon’s focus has been recycling waste, especially plastic, along with encouraging everyone to keep their immediate environment clean. Joining the grand celebrations of Greenathon-4 were film personalities Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Sridevi, Farhan Akhtan, Kunal Kohli, Rahul Bose, Bappi Lahiri as well as celebrity chefs, composers and singers, Chief Ministers, Members of Parliament, school children and citizens from around the country. Keeping the audiences and hosts entertained in the 12-hr marathon event, Ayushmann Khurana, Malaika Arora, Shweta Tiwari, Blaaze, Euphoria, Swananda Kirkire and Rabbi Shergill put up scintillating performances.
Check out some exclusive pictures with some of the stars that joined in and supported this cool event!
Photo credit: Karthik Iyer