On World Environment Day: 1300 volunteers of 29 groups planted 6200 samplings
Ferozepur, June 5, 2023: With an aim of realizing the dream of prosperous and healthy Punjab of Chief Minister, Punjab Bhagwant Mann, the Department of Youth Services, under the auspices of Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Dhiman under Mission Life, celebrated World Environment Day.
On this event, more than 1300 volunteers of 29 organizations planted around 6,200 saplings in their respective houses, streets and some common places, said Assistant Director, Youth Services, Preet Kohli adding that despite holidays, the volunteers were contacted through social media groups to participate in this important programme.
He said that awareness has also become necessary to reduce the use of water. He said that farmers will also be made aware not to burn crop residue. In order to increase the plantation area, the department has set a target of planting more than 10,000 saplings in the district, so appropriate help will also be sought from the Forest Department.
He said, the environment will be clean only then the human will be able to stay healthy. Besides planting trees under Mission Life, it is also important to save water.