EcoSikh Holds a State Level Training Workshop on Tree Planting to Mark 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak

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Launches a HandBook on Plantation

Ludhiana, July 21, 2018: Washington based EcoSikh held its second state level volunteer induction and training for plantation drives to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, at Gurdwara Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana. The purpose of this meeting was to increase and educate the network of environmentalists from all over Punjab and strengthen their technical skills to conduct volunteer plantations being carried out Punjab-wide under the global campaign of 550 Rukh Guru De Naam. Over 100 young and old individuals and representatives of organisations from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Kapurthala, Moga, Bathinda, Rajpura, Pathankot, Barnala, Kotkapura and Hoshiarpur gathered for the 3-hour training session and the launch of hand book,ShreniAnusarRukhaan Di Vyontbandi, written by the renowned environmentalist, Dr.Balwinder Singh Lakhewali. ‬

Dr.Lakhewali delivered a technical session about selection of trees for variety of situations like; plantations under electrical wires, across the roads, near the ponds, indoor and outdoor plants etc. Special stress was made on two-year planning of nurturing and maintenance of the trees.

EcoSikh Global President, Dr.Rajwant Singh sent his congratulatory video message at the launch of the 550th celebrations and extended his best wishes to the volunteers of Punjab.

It is to be notified that EcoSikh recently gave a call to Sikh community worldwide to commemorate the 550th Gurpurab of Guru Nanak in 2019 by planting 1 million trees at 1820 locations worldwide. EcoSikh President India, Supreet Kaur thanked all the nature lovers of Punjab who are working hard to extend the legacy of Guru Nanak in protecting and serving the earth. “It's high time that we come together to make a gift of 1 million trees for our Guru Nanak on His 550th Gurupurab. It is the best way to celebrate His love for nature and protect our Mother Earth.”

EcoSikh South Asia Project Manager, Ravneet Singh shared his experiences on how to utilize government schemes and get plants, and daily labour for free to execute plantation and maintenance of trees in the villages through MANREGA and other government schemes.

Said Ravneet Singh, “The entire planet and especially Punjab is under environmental crises. Our forest cover is less than 4% and the very basic solution is plantation. Guru Nanak has laid a clear cut path for us to protect nature, we just need to join hands and make the earth live-able again.”

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Saturday, July 21, 2018