|DSS observes "Save Birds, Save Water" Day|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, May 4: Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) in collaboration with Wildlife Department observed "Save Birds, Save Water" Day, today and organized a function in this connection.
President DSS Th. Gulchain Singh Charak distributed thousands of earthen 'hang-pots' to be hung on the trees and other places in homes, schools and offices and filled with water regularly. Many institutes participated with full enthusiasm. Ms. Samriti of Rich Harvest School stood first, Isha Manhas of Shiksha Niketan School second & Riya Sharma of Fauji Public School bagged the third price. Nidhi Kumari & Anu Bhagat of Dogra B.E.D College were awarded consolation prizes by a team of Judges namely Prof. N.K. Dogra, Col. Karan Singh Retd and Tahir Shawl Regional Wild Life warden Jammu Region. The Prizes will be distributed to the award winners in the institutions where they are studying.
Many prominent citizens along with representatives from educational institutions, teaching fraternity, army veterans, officers from the State Wild Life Department, philanthropists and students besides Sarpanches, Panches, Numberdars and Chowkidars joined in the noble effort and humane cause. Speaking on the occasion various prominent citizens including Shri Ashok Angurana, IAS, Suresh Gupta, Chief Wild Life Warden, Dr. Rajan Singh, DFO, Prof. N.K.Dogra, Col. Karan Singh Jamwal, Prem Sagar Gupta, Brig. M.S. Jamwal, Col. Virendra K. Sahi, VrC, Gambhir Dev Singh Charak, Janak Khajuria, S. Kulbir Singh, Amanat Ali Shah, Chhankar Singh, Swarn Singh, Harpal Singh Jasrotia, Sohail Kazmi, Madan Rangila, appreciated the great peaceful effort of kindness and admired the participation from a wide cross sections of society.
The former minister Th. Gulchain Singh Charak said that besides saving the tiny lives of the birds the event is also a reminder to the humanity to save water, which is getting scarce and costlier throughout the world. The predictions are that the futuristic wars may be fought over water. He requested participants in large numbers to keep the 'hang pots' filled up with water and placed conveniently for the birds to quench their thirst in free from fear surroundings.