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JAMMU: BJP Jammu west district led by its District President Ayodhya Gupta celebrated Environment day by planting saplings at Canal Road Pathway. World environment day is celebrated across the globe on 5th of June to create awareness for the protection of nature and mother earth. Ayodhya Gupta, while speaking on the occasion said that the whole world is on the fire due to the selfishness perpetuated among human beings.

 

Owing to the mass globalization and deforestation the total forest cover has been reducing throughout the world at very fast speed, he said and added that this will lead to the melting of Glaciers and increased average temperature. Also the oxygen levels are alarmingly low in metro cites as well as all the bust towns along with increased particulate matter due to pollution by various acts of mankind, he added.

Gupta also recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to save “Van Dhan” to upbring Nation’s economy. He said that every person must make it habit to grow and nurture the plants. He said that we need to take urgent steps at war level to save the earth.  He also prompted all to involve their future generations into the noble act.  District Vice-President Surinder Choudhary, District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, District Publicity Secretary Dr. Akshay Sharma, Mandal Vice-President Keshav Chopra and Lovkesh Gondi, Ravi Sharma, Ankush Gupta, Kanwarjeet Singh Kamra, BJYM Mandal President Atul Chopra and others were also present on the occasion. 

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JAMMU: Tawi Andolan celebrated “International Environment Day” at Forest Information Centre, Bikram Chowk, Jammu. Addressing the gathering. Prof. Bhola Nath gave detail information about historical and cultural background of river Tawi and its place in our social life. World Famous Environmentalist Dr. C.M. Sethi gave a detail about the measures being taken in other countries to meet out the challenge of Environment degradation and climate change.

 

Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas, in his address as Chief Guest of the programme called upon the members of Tawi Andolan to volunteer themselves to implement Centre government schemes meant for ecological balance and conservation of water bodies. Presenting the vote of thanks Tawi Andolan Convenor Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma repeated the demand of formation of Tawi Development Board for equitable and comprehensive development of River tawi. He further said that Tawi has 141 kms run throughout the different parts of Jammu province. There is need of developing the shrines located on both sides of the river.

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SHOPIAN: The World Environment Day was celebrated at District Court Complex Shopian here today.  While speaking on the occasion Ashok Kumar Shavan referred to the challenges being faced by the people due to depleting water table, deforestation and environment pollution. He said there is need of strong awareness among the masses at all level and it is the collective responsibility of all the members of the society, not only the Government agencies or NGOs. There is need to work with dedication and commitment by all the agencies for environment protection and maintain cleanliness in the surroundings.

He said the importance of this day and said much more is needed to be done for the protection of environment. He appreciated the contribution of the people working in the field and also encouraged the awardees for working with the same zeal and dedication. On this occasion Chairman District Legal Serivces Authority Ashok Kumar Shavan, Chairman Tehsil Legal Services Committee, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Shopian, Additional Special Mobile Magistrate, Bar member’s litigants, staff members, and other prominent citizens were also present.