Ludhiana, June 5, 2015: Leading Architects of Ludhiana from Indian Institute of Architects Ludhiana Centre celebrated World Environment Day. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June throughout the world with different themes. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care". World Environment Day was established by the UN assembly in 1972.
This day is celebrated across the globe to create awareness about the importance of protecting planet Earth and mother nature. Global warming is regularly in the news and recent headlines suggest it shows little sign of slowing down. World Environmental Day dubs itself "the biggest day for positive environmental action," which might be needed now more than ever.
Indian Institute of Architects Ludhiana Centre Experts delivered lectures on value of Natural Environment and programme was followed by plantation of trees.
Architect Surinder Bahga, Chairman Publication board of Indian Institute of Architects was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. He gave a presentation on environment having specific references to Ludhiana. He said Ludhiana is suffering from Air, Water and Noise Pollution. Certain major initiatives are required to be taken to save Ludhiana which is considered to be the fourth most polluted city in the world.
Bahga emphasized that Budha Nullah be cleaned like Kali bein by Baba Seechewal and Sabarmati river front project in Ahmadabad. He also stressed upon the need to plant more trees. About 14 lakh trees are cut in India in road widening but hardly one lakh trees are planted, it is one of the biggest environment disaster. He also advocated that there is a system to replant big trees rather than cutting them. Some municipal corporation are doing it already in Gujarat.
Ar. Sanjay Goel Chairman of IIALC in his detailed presentation on Environmental issues highlighted the difference of life in Ludhiana with respect to other cities of India. He stressed upon Govt. to take immediate bold steps on all parameters to improve quality of environment and health. Architects of Ludhiana and even whole Punjab are always ready to provide all types of assistance to Govt.
The functions was attended by leading architects including Niranjan Kumar, Harinder Boparai, Yogesh Singla, Balbir Bagga, Rajan Tangri, Harprit Kaur Dhillon, Bimaldip Singh, Tarsem Goel, Gagan Bir Singh, Palka Nagpal, Usha Rani, Sandip Grewal, Baljit Bawa, Varunesh Kumra, Sneha Jain, Amrita Kapoor Taneja, Ankur Bhandari, Amit Sanyal, Arun Bala, Khushboo Raheja, Randhir Singh, Nidhi Raheja, Rupleen Kaur, Subash Kumar, Jasdeep Kaur, Rimpy Singla, Raminder Chawla, Harsharn Singh, Jagdev Singh, A K Kapoor, Mohit Jain, Kalwant Rai, Gagandeep Kapur, Amar Singh, Ravinder Singh, Shagun aggarwal and Kavneet Grover.
The event was organized by Indian Institute of Architects Ludhiana Centre in association with Ireo. Ar. Yogesh Singla presented vote of thanks.
Friday, June 5, 2015