Vivek has rejected a request from an organisation which came forward to honour him with the sobriquet 'Pasumai Nayagan', after getting impressed with his efforts to create a green cover by planting trees.
"Based on the instructions from former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, I have initiated a movement to plant trees all over the State, under the name 'Green Kalam'. Over six lakhs saplings have been planted so far,' says Vivek.
"A special task force has been also set up to monitor whether the plants are maintained properly or not. This is to create a better future for the future generation and to ensure that global warming doesn't affect them," he adds.
"Impressed by all these activities, an organisation recently approached me saying it would like to honour me with Pasumai Nayagan title. I politely turned down its request. I am content with two of the honours- Padmashri by the Central government and Janangalin Kalaignan by the people."