MALAPPURAM: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Friday called upon the youth to take up protection of environment. �Environmental degradation is a major threat that would devastate the land. You should come forward to protect the environment, he told the youth while inaugurating the Kerala Youth Forum 2010 at the MSP grounds here.
�The youth should uphold environmental protection as a key agenda,� said Mr. Balakrishnan.
Actor Lakshmi Gopalaswami inaugurated the event. M. Ummer, MLA, presided. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare M. Vijayakumar delivered the keynote address.
P. Sreeramakrishnan, vice-chairman of the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, introduced the theme of Kerala Youth Forum 2010. Veekshanam Mohammed, Malappuram municipal vice-chairman, spoke. K.P. Anil, convener of Kerala Youth Forum 2010, proposed a vote of thanks.