Today, Chitkara University Punjab hosted a seminar on “Future Lies in Environment Protection” in partnership with the Punjab Pollution Control Board on the Chitkara University Punjab campus. The seminar drew a large number of influential persons from a variety of fields. Honble Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal, was the event’s Chief Guest.
Justice Jasbir Singh, Chairman, Monitoring Committee-NGT, Padma Shri Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, Prof. (Dr.) Adarsh Pal Vig, Chairman, PPCB along with other Eminent dignitaries at Chitkara UniversityThe seminar also saw a gracious presence of dignitaries as Justice Jasbir Singh, Chairman, Monitoring Committee, National Green Tribunal, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, the spearhead of anti-river pollution campaign in Punjab and Padma Shri Awardee, Prof. (Dr.) Adarsh Pal Vig, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Dr. Babu Ram, Sh. SC Aggarwal, Member Executive Committee, National Green Tribunal, Sh. Umendra Dutt, Founding Member and Executive Director, Kheti Virasat Mission, Prof. V.K Garg, Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal, Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGIMER, Dr. Sushil Mittal, Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Beant Singh State University, Gurdaspur, Punjab and Er. Karunesh Garg, Member Secretary, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Er. Paramjit Singh, Senior Environmental Engineer & members of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and National Green Tribunal.
Eminent dignitaries participating in the Plantation drive at Chitkara University
Honble Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab, and the distinguished presence of Dr. Archana Mantri, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab, graced the seminar. Honble Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), stressed the importance of scaling up and innovating the Seechewal concept of utilising wastewater for agriculture. Higher education institutions should step forward and help to create the model with as much input from the youth as possible. It is imperative that no good water is mixed with effluent.
Citizens at all levels, not just the government, should contribute to environmental sustainability. It should be done as a moral responsibility, in addition to harsh rules, to conserve nature.
Attendance at this conference was impressive, with dignitaries from the industry in attendance. The goal of the seminar was to educate the youth about the numerous legislation passed by the National Green Tribunal to protect the environment.
The expert speakers also underlined how the damage of the environment is mainly due to human avarice. During the guests’ speeches, the kids were also informed about the causes of soil erosion and the many crops that may be planted to aid in environmental conservation. The pupils were able to get a great deal of knowledge.