Ludhiana, June 12, 2017: Speaking at the Public Function organized by the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) Ludhiana and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on 11th June to mark the World Environment Day on the theme “connecting people to nature” various speakers urged the gathering to join the movement for environment protection.
Addressing on the occasion Dr Arun Mitra General secretary BJGVJ condemned the action of US President Mr.Donald Trump for his backing out of Paris Agreement on Climate change. He said that Sutlej Action Plan was outlined and as a follow up of this P Ram Committee was formed. Our organisation had been actively associated with the work under this. That work should be revived to make Buddha Nullah clean and green. He said that whereas the citizens should realize their responsibility, it is the duty of the administration to ensure the implementation of various clauses and to create awareness in the public. He said that it is imperative that throwing of solid waste/ refuge should be totally banned and made illegal. Violators should be penalized. A vociferous awareness campaign should be carried out with the help of NGOs who are already working for this cause and the population living around the Buddha Nallah should be involved.
A memorandum regarding the concerned issues of environment of Ludhiana was presented to Mrs.Mamta Ashu – Councilor and Shri G S Gill Environmental Engineer PPCB by Sh. Ranjit Singh-President and Sh. I.S.Sodhi- Vice Presidents. They in their address said that the issues raised by the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha are very relevant and they will see that the issue raised are resolved at appropriate levels.
Dr Rajinder Pal Singh Aulukh said that the water level in Punjab is depleting day by day.cautioned about the global warming.
Mrs.Kusum Lata –Secretary BGVJ gave a talk on water management. She said that the citizens have to be cautious about these situations. Rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory. She and Mr. Amritpal Singh-Secretary organized a quiz competition on environment and gave prizes to the winners.
Swarn Singh and Swaroop Singh – Member Ludhiana School Parent Associations demanded that the books provided to the students should be given to next students entering the same class as it takes many trees to make paper. By doing this we can help to save environment. He said the government should impart instruction to the schools in this regard.
A Nukad Natak on the theme was staged by Beehive Theater Group artists.
Shri Ranjit Singh- President of the Jatha thanked the guests and Punab Pollution Control Board also office bearers of jatha for making the function success.
Thousands of pamphlets were distributed in collaboration with Sat Gugu Ram Singh Govt. Polytechnic Girls College, Rishi Nagar.
Audio visual presentation was given on environment.
An intra-school painting competition was organized in different schools on the theme Connecting People to Nature. The best three entries from each school were awarded in the function. The posters prepared by the students were displayed at the venue.
Award of honor were given to the societies for conserving trees planted last year to Shri.I S Sodhi for Kartar Park and Randhir Singh Dhira for Park at Panj Peer Road, Haibowal Khurd.
Shri Surinder Kumar recited poems on the environment.
A song was presented by the students of Indian Idol Academy Ludhiana.
This function was dedicated to the memory of founder president of BJGJ Maj. Sher Singh Aulukh who led the organization successfully for 25 years.
Others who addressed and participated in organizing the event include Shri Krishan Lal Malik, , Shri Pardeep Sharma, , Gurwant Singh, D P Maur, Dr Gurpreet Rattan, Shri.Vicky Bansal-SDO PPCB, Rubal Goyal Shri.Bhisham, Shri.Sushil Kumar, Parents from different schools, Er S P Singh, Sohan Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Shri Ramadhar Singh, Randhir Singh Dheera, Anod Kumar .