Ujjain: A host of programmes were organised across the city on Wednesday to mark World Environment Day. Through various activities different organisations tried to propagate a message of planting saplings, saving water and keeping air pure.
Placards to create awareness
Organisation Divine under the aegis of Ujjain Municipal Corporation organised an awareness programme at different traffic signals. Activists displayed messages on saving environment.
Talk show held
To commemorate the day, Maharishi Vedvidya Pratishthan organised a talk show at Dayanand Sabhagrih. On the occasion environmentalist JP Chaturvedi said that day is not far when people will have to walk with oxygen cylinder on back and a mask on face. Ideologue Vibhash Upadhyaya said that exiting education system was producing doctors, engineers, professors, philosophers, etc, but not human being.
“We will not make a great nation till ‘dharmnirpeksh’ word continues to dominate the country. Dr Virupaksh Jaddipal, Sanjay Mishra, Dr Amardhari Singh, Anandilal Joshi, Ashok Dubey, KP Tripathi and Dr Anoop Mishra and Kunjbihari Pandey were present.
VU hosts two events
Vikram University’ School of Studies in Environment Management and Botanical Science organised plantation and symposium to mark the occasion.Vice-chancellor Prof BK Sharma said that environmental crisis has been created due to human selfishness.
Registrar Dr DK Bagga said environment protection was impossible without each-other’s co-existence.Proctor Dr Shailendra Kumar Sharma, HoD Prof Devendra Mohan Kumawat, DSW Dr Rakesh Dhandh, NSS coordinator Dr Prashant Puranik, Dr Jagdish Sharma, Dr Priyanka Tripathi, Ravita Parihar, Aishwarya Ksheersagar and Dimple Kandaria also spoke. A poster exhibition based on environment and air pollution was also organised.
Neem saplings distributed
Members of Jain Social Group Samyak distributed Neem saplings free-of-cost to morning walkers at Ksheer Sagar, Kothi Road, Mangalnath Road, etc. Group chief Pankaj Jain said that ‘plant tree, save environment’ is the target sentence of the group this year and thus neem saplings are distributed on occasions-to-occasion.
Plantation by ISKCON
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness planted 3,500 saplings. Special saplings were planted on the banks of Gambhir at Nalwa village. Environmentalist Dr Ram shared a technique to prepare special seeds.