Modi College celebrates Ghar Ghar Hariyali Campaign
Patiala-A large number of medicinal and traditional saplings were planted at Multani Mal Modi College Campus under the flagship scheme of Punjab Government named as ‘Tandrust Punjab: Ghar Ghar Hariyali‘ campaign. Under the guidance of District Forest Officer (Extension) Jugraj Singh along with his team comprising Range Officer Amandeep Kaur, Block Officer Balihar Singh, Forest Guide Manveer Kaur co-ordinated the campaign with members of eco club of the college. The District forest officer said that Punjab Government is running this campaign all over the Punjab to motivate the public to protect the environment. He further informed that by downloading mobile App ‘i-Hariyali’ launched by Punjab government, people can get free saplings for a greener environment.
Dr. Khushvinder Kumar, College Principal welcomed the team and appreciated the core objectives of this eco-friendly initiative of the government. He said that it is our collective responsibility to focus on environmental issues which are threatening our existence. He also advised the students to develop a culture of “gifting plants” on every occasion of celebration to further spread the message. He assured that these activities will continue in the entire session.
During the campaign the members of Eco-club of M M Modi College planted 60 saplings of different verities of Amaltas, Jakranda, Gulmohar, Chukrasia and Ashoka tree. The students also took a pledge to protect and maintain the saplings they have planted.
Dr. Ashwani Sharma, Head, Dept of Botany and Incharge of Eco Club of the college, Dr. Harmohan Sharma, Nishan Singh and Sh. Ajay Gupta were also present on the occasion.