NGO holds plantation drive

The Rising youth Association organised a plantation activity at Royal City,Jalandhar bypass,on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: July 19, 2010 2:07 am

The Rising youth Association organised a plantation activity at Royal City,Jalandhar bypass,on Sunday. Members brought hundred of plants of different varieties,including Alastonia,Chakarasia,Satpati,Neem and so on.

As many s 200 saplings were distributed among area residents for plantation. ACP Paramjit Singh Pannu was the chief guest on the occasion. He said NGOs have come to realise that they have an important role to play in environmental awareness. Vijay Danav stressed on the need for planting more trees to conserve environment. Gurinder Chahal,president of the NGO,announced that the members of have vowed to plant at least 1,000 saplings in city localities every year.

Preetkamal Grewal and Sukhpreet Sandhu said,“There are a few things that one can do to preserve the environment at an individual level,like planting trees,recycling household waste,ground water recharging,using CFLs,turning off electronic gadgets when not in use and avoiding use of plastic bags. The State Pollution Control Board,too,should work in earnest to ensure that development is not at the cost of the environment.”

Vaneet Behal and Prem Grover said,“If even one species is removed from the intricate web of life,the result can be catastrophic.” Sanjay Dhanda and Rajesh Mehta underlined the need of saving environment from pollution and consuming healthy and clean food. Besides planting saplings in the colony and nearby places,the members also vowed to contribute in spreading awareness about the effects of social evils.

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