Promoting the concept of Clean Earth Green Earth,environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal called for a greater participation of the youth in environment protection on the occasion of World Earth Day celebrations. Known for his contribution in the resurrection of the 110-long Kali Bein rivulet,the internationally acclaimed environmentalist delivered a lecture at the Centre for Social Work,Panjab University (PU) .
Emphasising on sustainable development,Seechewal further stressed on the need for adopting a lifestyle that causes the least burden on natural resources. Rather than cleaning and purifying projects,we must ensure that our natural resources are not degraded in the first place, said Seechewal.
The event was organized by the Centre for Social Work in collaboration with the Punjab Eco Friendly Asssociation (PEFA),the event was followed by the enactment of a play on environment degradation by the members of the Prakash Naat Manch,Patiala. One often forgets that change has to start from ourselves. Before asking somebody else to do away with polythene bags,one must stop using them first, said Jatinder Singh,one of the six participants of the play called Vaah ni dhart Suhaviye.