Handigondi has to be saved for posterity. The way to do it is to protest actively and visibly. Hundreds of climbers, naturalists, children, women, grandparents, students gathered at the Ghousia Institute of Technology on 29th May 2005, Sunday, on the Bangalore-Mysore Road and then rallied to the Handigondi rock in celebration of its natural splendour and to vow to protect it for posterity.
You can also contribute your bit towards saving the Handigondi rocks by writing about your concerns to:
- The Office of HH the Dalai Lama. Please write to the Private Sec of HH the Dalai Lama at: Mr Tenzin Geyche Tethong, Sec to HH the Dalai Lama, Office of HH Dalai Lama, Thecken Choeling, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala 176219. HP. Tel: (01892) 2218798 / 221343 (D) 221776 (R) 221612 Email: email@example.com.
- The Kalon Tripa, Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, who is a Gandhian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mr. B. N. Jha, IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Regional Cell - South
Bangalore - 560034
- Mr. R. M. Ray, IFS
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
Karnataka State Forest Department
Bangalore - 560003
- Mr Shahrukh Khan, Film Artiste
- Ms. Rani Mukherjee, Film Artiste
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