To mark the Word Environment Day(WED) as many as 300 students of Ramban today vowed to plant at least one tree each, avoid cutting a tree and keep their surroundings clean. They took this pledge during the WED celebration organised by the J&K State Pollution Control Board, Ramban in collaboration with the Swastik Charitable Trust Jammu Future Foundation Educational Charitable Society, Beg Construction Company (BCC) and Green Alternatives (NGO) at Ramban today.
As many as 34 students of Government Middle School Boys(GMSB), Maitra, Government Middle School, Girls,Maitra,Bhartiya Vidya Mandir High School (BVMHS), Vishal Academy, New Convent Institute of Education, Golden Era Public School (GEPS), Prayas Hemkrish Model School(PHMS)and Indian Star English Medium School participated in an inter-school symposium cum debate competition on ‘Pollution Free Homes’ which was in keeping with this year’s United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) theme/slogan ‘Join The Race To Make The World A Better Place’.
A technical lecture on waste management for pollution free homes was delivered by Kuldip Bhan, Divisional Officer, SPCB, Ramban. He dwelt on the concept of 4Rs i.e., Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover. He exhorted the children to make our society polythene free and refrain from wastage of food and paper as well. Bhan called today’s declaration-Pollution Fee Home, as the Maitra Community Hall Declaration and promised to take it to the United Nations.
Appealing for “Clean India, Green India,” DFO, Social Forestry, Ashok Kalsi advised the audience to take seedlings of plants from his department and plant at least a tree each in school or homes. Col. DS Lohamaror of Transit Camp called the children as the real messengers and the medium of social change which can be moulded in any way for the good of the society. Deputy Chief Education Officer, BJ Thaplu, DFO,Ramban,Zuhaib Choudhary, and District Education Planning Officer),Purshotam Singh Raju.