Army’s Nagrota based White Knight Corps urged the people of Jammu to preserve environment and plant more and more trees.
The environmental awareness initiative of the White Knight Corps called ‘Parivartan’ was conceptualized by Dr Bandita Singh, Zonal President, White Knight Army Wives Welfare Association. General Officer Commanding of 16 Corps Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh has led from the front in environment awareness programmes in Jammu region over the past year.
As per programme Army has organized marathon nature walks, lectures in addition to plantation of nearly 12000 saplings in Nagrota.
White Knights Corps have now ventured to sensitize the residents of Nagrota to keep their surroundings clean and green.
In this connection a program was organized for students of Army Public School, Nagrota wherein an innovative street-play was staged to generate environmental awareness among the residents of the town.
The students conveyed message of environment preservation through simple street-plays, which culminated at Kol Kandoli Temple.
Dr Bandita Singh, an ardent advocate of good environment practices herself, felicitated the students as well as Sulabh Sharma, an upcoming local singer and other artists who performed at the event.
A simple song accompanying the street-play urged people that the age-old practice of burning garbage, use of polythene bags and plastics, responsible for smoke and air pollution, should be abandoned.
“Scientific evidence of the health hazards of burning garbage are well known. Garbage burning is the most convenient way to dispose garbage and resorted to by almost everyone. This has to change if we have to make the air cleaner and livable for our generation” said Rakshit, a participant and student of Class 11.
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