In a move to encourage the public to take care of the planet’s waterbodies, popular members of the Malayalam film fraternity decided to conduct an unusual event at the ocean bed.
The audio launch of the latest Malayalam flick, Kalyanam, was held at Thiruvananthapuram’s Kovalam beach on Thursday, Feb 8, 2018. This event saw the participation of many popular movie stars including actor-politician Mukesh, the producer of the film Rajesh Nair and child-actor Shravan Mukesh. Malayalam film actor Unni Mukundan had inaugurated the function.
Each official was trained by the team of divers at Bond Safari, a Thiruvananthapuram based organisation that promotes water sports in an eco-friendly manner.
Rajagopal Aiyer, the CEO of Udaya Samudra, also took part in the event. He said that no development on land would be complete unless efforts were taken to conserve the oceans. Aiyer also requested the public to be part of the ‘Sagar bachchao’ program aimed at cleansing the ocean from Kanyakumari to Kasaragod.
“Ocean pollution, ocean acidification and climate change are three major concerns that have a large impact on the human existence. It is about time that people realise this fact and work towards maintaining the balance in nature,” Jackson Peter, managing director of Bond Safari, Thiruvananthapuram.
Incidentally, Bond Safari has taken many initiatives in the past to enhance the levels of the awareness among Kerala’s ocean lovers.
The firm also has the following events to its credit:
- The first underwater wedding in India
- World’s first underwater CEO’s meet
- Regular scuba diving safaris and workshops for people interested in underwater photography and PADI certification courses.