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EcoAmritsar started celebrating AFD on the onset of its campaign in 2012. The goal of the program initiated by Eco Sikh is to make a substantive change in the city by 2017, in Amritsar’s 440th year of establishment. In its 4 year journey the EcoAmritsar program has been instrumental in planting hundreds of trees of indigenous varieties.
It has started the concept of Green Nagar Kirtan, which is being emulated in India as well as overseas. Corporates & citizens are encouraged to Save, Harvest & Recycle water. Institutions are being urged to adopt energy saving devices & renewable energy alternatives. Under the program various workshops have been conducted for nontoxic natural farming, and models created for zero garbage households & zero disposal parks. EcoAmritsar has worked with fellow stakeholders who not only adopted the EcoAmritsar program as their own, but introduced many new initiatives as well. A special source of satisfaction is our SGPC engagement and its Organic Langar concept, Plantation programs, energy efficiency, water conservation possibilities. Annual celebrations of AFD & Sikh Environment Day reconnects people to the causes dear to the city.
The administration was represented by Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu, ADC who assured the congregation of their wholehearted support and appreciation. After a thorough drenching, the gathering was served hot tea by Pingalwara Society and snacks by Avaas hospitality. Stakeholders were presented saplings for plantation and awards of recognition for efforts made during the year.
Dr. Rajwant Singh, EcoSikh chief, said that Amritsar, its greenification & sanitation, is of immense concern to Punjabi’s globally. The holy city established by Sri Guru Ram Dass deserves much better he said. To fulfill its agenda a dedicated team under Ravneet Singh, Project manager South Asia, as well as Gurjit Singh, Project Administrator EcoAmritsar are in place.
Appeal for clean and green Amritsar by Municipal Commissioner Sonali Giri on Amritsar Foundation Day