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Ludhiana, November 3, 2014: Schools of Ludhiana today pledged to celebrate the 545th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji in an environment friendly manner with a special focus on curbing the garbage output. The schools will promote the use of steel or other reusable cutlery instead of non-biodegradable Styrofoam and other disposables which are common in langar distribution, in their gurpurab celebrations at school level. S. Jagtar Singh, General Secretary, Ramgarhia Educational Council, S. Jasbir Singh, Chairman, Guru Nanak Public School, S. Karnail Singh, Principal, GGN Public School and Mrs. Manjit Paonta, School Coordinator, Nankana Sahib Public School, shared their vision of green gurpurab celebrations concerning their respective schools during the press meet held at Ramgarhia Girls college here today.
While addressing the press, EcoSikh India Project Manager, Ravneet Singh said, “As per current Municipal Corporation’s figures, Ludhiana produces 968 tonnes of garbage everyday, 60 per cent of which is non-biodegradable styrofoam or plastic. EcoSikh’s Green Gurpurabs Programme can definitely help in reducing the garbage problem in the city. It provides a platform to all educational institutions to lead as messiahs of change and foster eco-friendly celebrations of gurpurabs.”