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Mini forest inaugurated in Amritsar to mark Earth Day

Mini forest inaugurated in Amritsar to mark Earth Day


Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 22

FICCI FLO Amritsar in collaboration with Amritsar Police celebrated World Earth Day by inaugurating a mini forest in the vicinity of Police Lines. The foundation of the micro-forest was laid by Manjot Dhillon, chairperson, FLO, Amritsar and Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, Commissioner Police, Amritsar.

Created with help of ‘the green couple’ Geetanjali Mehra and Rohit Mehra, who have earlier too promoted several green initiatives, the mini forest with have variety of native, self-sustainable trees. “Keeping sustainability as the credo of the FLO Forest, murals made out of acrylic and ceramic waste have been installed by our team in the area to add to the aesthetics and send a message of reuse and recycle. Through more such eco-friendly initiatives, we hope to cut down on carbon footprints and leaving green imprints,” shared Manjot Dhillon.

Meanwhile, the Earth Day was also marked by several other programmes across the city. Department of Botany and department of zoology of DAV College organised a panel discussion. Dr Rajesh Kumar, principal, DAV College, stressed on the importance of creating environmental awareness among the people for a more sustainable future. He said that the environmental conservation and sustainable development through implementation of green technology and amalgamation of modern technology with the traditional knowledge has become imperative today. A short documentary titled “Mother Nature” was also screened.


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