The Grove Beach of Kovalam, Kerala, witnessed a unique kind of a conference recently when the CEOs of five IT and hospitality companies participated in an underwater conference there. The intention behind this act was to raise public awareness around the issues of marine life protection and global warming. The meeting went on for 35 minutes and was held on the floor of the Arabian Sea, where the participants pledged to protect marine life and fight against increasing pollution in the waters.
Bond Safari, an underwater adventure company, in collaboration with Hotel Udaya Samudra, conducted this conference, and the participants were Hema Menon, Centre Head of UST Global, Dinesh P. Thampi, Vice President and Delivery Centre Head at Tata Consultancy Services, Rony Thomas Zachariah, CEO of Avon Mobility Solutions, Shyam Kumar, Content Manager for Neologix, and Rajagopal Iyer, CEO of UDS group of Hotels.
Jackson Peter, Managing Director of Bond Safari, in a chat with Indiatimes said,
Through this unique event, we also wanted to bring the attention of international and national policy makers on the increased risks and consequences of global warming and marine pollution on the planet. Many are unaware that oceans serve as the world’s largest source of protein. These water bodies represent 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
Representative from Tata Consultancy Services Dinesh P. Thampi told Indian Express,
It is up to each one of us to help prevent the ocean from degrading over a period of time.
The event was titled ‘Ocean love' by the organisers, and it had an objective of bringing about a long-term plan draft for the protection of marine life.
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- UST Global
- Tata Consultancy Services
- Arabian Sea
- UDS Group
- Dinesh P Thampi
- Avon Mobility Solutions
- Rony Thomas Zachariah
- Hotel Udaya Samudra
- Jackson Peter
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