NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Lions Club Chandigarh Prosperity and Sai Tara Ummat Foundation in association with Forest and Wild life Department Chandigarh organized a Green Diwali Campaign at Sector -17 Plaza Chandigarh which was graced by the esteemed presence of Home Secretary Chandigarh Administration Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS as Chief guest, Mayor of Chandigarh Sh. Arun Sood as Guest of honour and Chief Conservator, Forest & Wild life Deptt., Sh. Santosh Kumar IFS as guest of honour. Dr. Deepti Shastri welcomed the Chief guest with bouquet Plants were provided by the Forest and Wild life Deptt . Approximately 1000 Saplings were distributed among people by the distinguished guests and members of the Lions Club and Sai Tara NGO as a part of this late evening campaign. A play was also organized to convey the message of Green Diwali to save the environment . Senior members of the Lion club motivated the general public by showing placards, Banners, and by counseling the people to celebrate Green Diwali and say no to crackers to save the earth from green house gases.
On this occasion Lion Deshraj Thakral, President Lions Club Chandigarh Prosperity said that this small effort can bring big changes and we can give green future to our younger generation. He appealed the people to adopt “Each One Plant One” approach on this holy festival. He stated that safe environment is must for the healthy life for all of us and crackers add many dangerous elements in the air. Firing crackers are just making our life bitter intentionally. He also stated that Diwali must be celebrated by keeping our traditional ethics and moral values in mind. He stated that Each one should gift plants to others on this Diwali.
Dr. Deepti Shastri, Chairperson, Sai Tara Ummat Foundation(NGO) praised the idea of organizing this much needed campaign to aware the people of the tricity towards the environment. She further added that it’s a great move and I strongly feel such awareness will make people more responsible and realize how important this earth is to us. More than talking we should work towards it. If we fail to act now then it might be too late when we really think to do something. She insisted that every one should contribute their best towards saving the earth, after all this is our home and it should remain a safe place to live for our future generation also.
Lion R.K.Rana, Past Distt. Governer Lions Club Distt. 321- F, mentioned that this task can never be completed with drives and campaigns but each one of us must be serious enough to adopt these things as habits. He also stated that in saving this environment, we have miles to go in making this earth a better place to live.He also paid his gratitude for the cooperation of Chandigarh Administration and Forest deptt. and thanked to Home Secretary, Sh. Anurag Aggarwal ji and Mayor Sh. Arun Sood for gracing the occasion. He also complemented to Chief Conservator, Forest and wild life Deptt. Sh. Santosh Kumar, IFS, for extraordinary support and cooperation for this noble cause.