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MRSPTU celebrates Van Mahotsav – revive ‘Triveni’ plantation tradition

MRSPTU celebrates Van Mahotsav – revive ‘Triveni’ plantation tradition

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda celebrated Van Mahotsav on the campus on Thursday by planting saplings of different trees mainly reviving the Tiriveni Tradition.

The NSS and Estate  department of the university in collaboration with social activist and environmentalist  Narinder Kumar Bassi organized the programme, in which senior officials, heads of the departments of the University participated. .

MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu, Registrar, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar, GZSCCET, Campus director, Dr. Savina Bansal and senior officials of the university inaugurated the plantation drive by planting the sapling of  triveni’ of Neem, Banyan and Peepal.

Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu expressed concern over the dire consequences of deforestation which is quite rampant in the current trends of urbanization, Industrialization and consumerism. He said the new generation should cultivate eco-friendly living as a culture.

MRSPTU celebrates Van Mahotsav - revive 'Triveni' plantation tradition

The pure air and water are the rights of the coming generation. No development is possible by destroying nature,” said Prof. Sidhu while urging everyone to make their living style and practice nature friendly by growing more and more trees. He lauded the efforts of NSS units and Narinder Kumar Bassi in arranging such events of environmental protection and spreading the awareness among the students.

MRSPTU celebrates Van Mahotsav – revive ‘Triveni’ plantation tradition. Social activist, Narinder Kumar Bassi appealed to the public to plant trees to celebrate their marriage anniversaries and make social occasions and festivals and the coming Monsoon season memorable. The change in climate due to global warming is a matter of great concern. Ecological balance could only be maintained by planting trees and developing forests, he said.

NSS in-charge, Dr. Meenu said that the various varieties of plants including Triveni will be planted.  Stressing on beautifying the surroundings, she advocated, “Each one, plant one.”

It is worthwhile to mention here that Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India selected MRSPTU  with Swachhta  Award under “One District One Green Champion” Award for clean green environment of the campus.

July 8,2021


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