Parthiban to achieve his ‘kanavu’ by 2030Published: October 3, 2015
“By the year 2030, you can enjoy boat rides on the ancient historic Cooum river, I promise you”, said R Parthiban, while receiving the Chennai Award for his contribution to cleaning the Cooum river.
He hopes his Kanavu (dream) would be realised, and he was confident that the scheme would achieve its objectives.
Chennai 2000 Plus Trust had presented him the award for taking steps with the Chennai Corporation, seeking to remove the silt and solid waste and convert into compost to serve as manure for poor farmers on the outskirts of the city.
Parthiban said he was sure that the Clean Cooum river project would be successful and that the stink would be a thing of the past, and added that one would find a row of Sri Krishna Sweets shops near the Cooum and people would happily eat the sweets while enjoying the boat rides on the river.
Noting that boats once plied on the river and that it used to be a clean and effective waterway, Parthiban said he was also in touch with the authorities of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre like Thiru Daniel Chellappa and the Corporation regarding the proposal.
Parthiban congratulated the Trust for taking up programmes to create awareness about the antiquity of Chennai and its rich culture, fine arts and literature which went back thousands of years.