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Kapurthala philanthropist donates Rs 50K to enhance green cover

Will develop mini-forest on 12 acres of land, says Nawanshahr DFO

Kapurthala philanthropist donates Rs 50K to enhance green cover

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Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, July 22

A Kapurthala-based philanthropist, Jasmine Sandhu, donated Rs 50,000 to the district administration through District and Sessions Judge Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa for enhancing green cover in memory of her father late Rupinder Singh Sandhu today.

At a brief function held at the Session Judge Meeting Hall, Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa, while applauding the exemplary gesture of Sandhu, said it would go a long way in saving the environment. He also expressed thanks to District and Sessions Judge Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa for motivating Sandhu to contribute for the noble cause.

He said the money donated by the philanthropist would be utilised by the Department of Forest in such a manner so that it could inspire other environmentalists to invest in such projects.

Bajwa, while divulging details, said when Sandhu (his cousin) expressed her wish to contribute some money for the environment, he suggested her to choose SBS Nagar for the noble cause. He said more such environment lovers would be roped in to make this campaign a public movement to enhance the green cover for the sake of our coming generations.

SSP Bhagirath Singh Meena, who was also present there, termed the gesture unique and adaptive to nature. Nawanshahr Divisional Forest Officer Satinder Singh, who received the donation, said the contribution would be helpful for arranging 12-acre land on Garhshankar-Sri Anandpur Sahib road from a village panchayat to develop it as a mini-forest. He expressed thanks to the philanthropist and Bajwa.

On the occasion, a symbolic distribution of plants was also done to motivate others for plant saplings. Judicial Officers such as Additional District and Sessions Judge Manisha Jain, DLSA Secretary CJM Kamaldeep Singh Dhaliwal, CJM Jagbeer Singh Mehandiratta, Civil Judge (Senior Division) Parminder Kaur and Senior Division Additional Civil Judge Radhika Puri were also present. Bajwa said planned plantation would be done at the new Judicial Complex coming up near the district hospital.

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