Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 5
UT administration organized a state level function commemorating World Environment Day at Tagore Theater today. Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit was the chief guest.
Purohit appreciated the administration’s efforts in organizing more than 6,800 action events and 4,000 awareness programs in 30 days involving about 10 percent (about 1.44 lakh) people of the city.
Purohit said that this year World Environment Day was conceived with the aim of “LIFE”, a global initiative introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow in 2021. Climate Change Conference.
“On this special day, I appreciate the efforts of individuals, organizations and communities who are working tirelessly to protect the environment. On this day, let’s renew our commitment to protecting the environment and embrace the opportunity to make a lasting impact. “Together we can build a future where our natural resources are protected, our ecosystems thrive and all species thrive,” he said.
More than 800 students, teachers, principals of local schools and colleges and many prominent citizens attended the function.
State Level Eco Club Awards were also distributed to a total of 11 schools and colleges in three categories.
3 water bodies cleaned
Chandigarh: Aiming to conserve natural resources, the municipal corporation cleaned three revitalized water bodies, “Nectar Sarovar”, at Kaimbwala, Khuda Ali Sher and Sarangpur villages here on the occasion of World Environment Day. With the active participation of local residents, Karseva volunteers and councilors of Ward No. 1 and 15, MC workers gathered at the three locations with gloves, garbage bags and other necessary sanitation equipment. The participants showed enthusiasm and determination to clean the water bodies. Accumulated waste including plastic bottles, wrappers and other inorganic materials were carefully collected and segregated for appropriate disposal. TNS