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Zirakpur, March 14; Plantation drive organized to celebrate World Sikh Environment Day at the historical Gurdwara, Bauli Sahib under the aegis of Green Ganga Leher run by Bhai Manjit Singh of Ganga Nursery Zirakpur, along with plants saplings distributed as Buta Prasad.
Over 2000 saplings including flowers, shrubs and trees were planted and distributed to commemorate the Gurgaddi diwas of Guru Har Rai and his love for nature.
Said Bhai Manjit Singh, “Environment is a crucial issue and the situation is getting critical each day. We are the problem behind this and only we can cure this. Last year Delhi and Punjab were engulfed with smog, and that was just a trailer and an alarm for us. The Mother Earth is only affected and endangered due to human activity and none other specie on the earth.”
“Everyday hundreds of species get extinct, and it will reflect back on us. Guru Nanak gave us a very gentle path to live in harmony with nature.” Added Bhai Manjit Singh.
In the previous 27 years Bhai Manjit Singh has been known for his environmental work and reviving historical gardens at Paunta Sahib, Fatehgarh Sahib, Nabha Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, and many other Gurdwaras in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Ravneet Singh EcoSikh Project Manager who specially came from Ludhiana to attend this event stated, “Today the Sikh Environment Day is being celebrated in 20 nations, when the Sikh community is taking mass action to protect air, water and the earth as described by the Gurus.”
Present at this event were; Bhai Kirpal Singh (Retd. Session Judge), Surinder Singh (Commissioner RTI Retd.), Nirmail Singh JaulanKalaan (Ex-Executive Member SGPC), Bhajan Singh Shergill (Progressive Farmer and ex-SGPC Executive), Jagdev Singh (President) and Jagdeep Singh Manager of Gurdwara Bauli Sahib