CTC Ainthinai Newsletter Issue #3 – June 2017
CTC – Ainthinai newsletter – An effort to present a comprehensive coverage of monthly activities involving our green warriors. Every month, the newsletter will present a glimpse on the activities happened recently, along with few interesting write-ups about nature and related topics.
Take a peek at our recent activities in our Issue #3 Ainthinai Newsletter (pdf and social media format), covering the spectrum of activities carried out by our enthusiastic green warriors.
6 years since its Genesis, Ainthinai spreads into a tall wide tree, growing even more everyday.
Do share this with your friends and colleagues and invite them to join us in creating a greener and more sustainable planet.
The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) is a non-profit, volunteer based group which organizes outdoor, sports, green and social events throughout the year on weekends and weekday mornings. Founded in 2008 the group is one of the most active and largest in South India with 39 thousand members and featured in 250+ news articles.
CTC organizes a wide diversity of outdoor and sports activities to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Activities include trekking, cycling, running, open water swimming, biking, photography, educational workshops, ladies & family treks. Major annual events include the Chennai Trail Marathon, Javadhu Hill Ultra, Chennai Iron Triathlon and Chennai Swimathon. CTC organizes easy, moderate and difficult treks as well as periodic fitness tests for new members.
Each year CTC organizes a major symposium “Trek Polamaa?” where renowned guest speakers come to give inspirational talks on various topics related to outdoors, sports, nature and environment.
Ainthinai, the Green wing of CTC was set up in 2012 with a centralized aim on creating a sustainable environment for the future.
In Ainthinai, its not just about planting trees. Ainthinai has the habit of taking care of the budding trees. Maintenance activities will be organised for approximately one year. As a result of these regular maintenance activities, the saplings planted during the previous years have shown a survival rate of 75 to 80 percent. Nature conservation events like Tree Plantations and Maintenance, Clean ups at water bodies, Organic and Terrace Farming workshops on waste management and plastic free lifestyle form an integral part of Ainthinai.
The automated and engineered life is engulfing even the remote areas of the world which might result in an environment that may not support a healthy living for the generations to come. CTC and Ainthinai are working tirelessly in breaking these walls from the daily lifestyle of the common man and exposing them to an arena of happy and healthy living.