CTU to motivate students for planting and nurturing of trees to get grade marks
Ludhiana, June 27, 2019: Under the new environment-oriented programme of CT University, the students especially the new admissions will be motivated to plant trees to obtain grade marks in the coming academic year. It has been proposed that at the time of admission, each student will give an undertaking, countersigned by his /her mentor/ department head, that the student will plant at least 10 saplings and look after these to see them grow into healthy trees during their study period to get grade marks.
The students are also being motivated to bring from their native places some seeds/saplings of different trees to add to the biodiversity maintained at CTU. A Biodiversity Park will be developed at some identified place for the practical knowledge of students.
Meanwhile, the Admission Cell of the University has also launched a unique programme to gift 5 saplings to admission seekers. With this initiative of CTU, a new thrust on tree plantation has started- off.
A student, Baljeet Singh, who took admission in Airlines & Tourism (Diploma) said, “I work with Shaheed Bhagat Singh Club, Bhamipura, where we keep a target to plant 50 trees in a month. This is extending a hand towards mother Earth’s protection and from now I will work for CTU and till my course ends, I will make sure to plant an ample amount of trees at various locations of Ludhiana.”
CT University Chancellor, Charanjit Singh Channi, motivated faculty and students to learn from the Philippines, that has just enacted a law vide which high school and college students have to plant at least 10 trees, to graduate. “The law which could enable 175 million trees to be planted every year will enhance green cover that dropped by over 70% over the years”, he said adding that similar can be promoted at CTU.
Sharing details, Dr Harsh Sadawarti, Vice Chancellor said, “For the good cause of environment and surroundings, planting of trees is very important. Trees combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, contributing to soil health, retaining water, and cooling overheated urban areas. The CTU, by involving its students, faculty and staff, will take its drive of tree plantation beyond the University campus also.”