Amritsar: With the help of EcoSikh, an NGO working for environment protection and awareness, the World Sikh Environment Day was on Tuesday celebrated at Khalsa University campus. The students of the varsity and faculty members took the pledge to work for saving the fragile environment from the challenges of degradation. EcoSikh chief coordinator and Khalsa College Governing Council joint secretary Gunbir Singh said that conservation of environment was most important in the present scenario when the human beings are playing havoc with the environment by over exploitation of the natural resources.
He said that environment protection is the basic of Sikh philosophy as the Gurus have attached much significance to cleanliness and saving the mother earth. “We motivate the religious, social and academic institutions to join hands for protection of environment and plant trees on this day,” said Gubir Singh, explaining how gurdwaras were being involved by their NGO to take part in the campaign for protection of environment throughout the world.
Khalsa University, Registrar Dr J S Dhillon said the teachers and the students were sensitised to take the pledge to plant maximum number of saplings in the day to come. A quiz competition was also organised on the occasion and the university students recited poems and songs to highlight the problem of environment degradation. DP