|Early Times Report|
Jammu, July 23: Rohit Mehra, Additional Commissioner Income Tax Ludhiana visited the Chamber House to highlight the importance and dire need of Plantation considering the high level of pollution effecting the every common man's health. According to press release, Mehra visited here over an invitation of President JCCI Rakesh Gupta.
On the occasion Chamber President welcomed and thanked Rohit Mehra, and appreciated his efforts particularly in Punjab. Mehra, a 2004 batch officer posted as Additional Commissioner Income Tax Ludhiana is known as the Green man, Pioneer of Vertical Gardens, Seedballs, Panchvati and Vedic Vana in India.
He has made 175 Vertical Gardens at schools, hospitals, temples, gurudwaaras and even one at the Golden Temple with waste plastic bottles and have reused 40 tones of plastic till now, planted 5.05 lakh plants and hold 2 Limca book of record, one for largest Vertical Garden of India and other for making 3 lakh seedballs in one day. Mehra was also invited in international conference at IIM Ahemdabad to deliver lecture on social innovation. He has been declared as Earth Hero 2018 by two popular social sites namely The Better India. He has developed three mobile apps also.
The Chamber President assured Mehra to partner in his efforts and create Vertical Gardens in and around Jammu using his concept thus using the hazardous plastic waste that was major source of pollution. On this occasion prominent business people like D K Batra and Vinod Sachdeva also pledged to create Vertical Gardens in ASCOMS and their various Industries.
Mehra assured the JCCI team that he shall be sending trainers as a part of "Train the Trainers" to teach how to create Vertical Gardens.
Also present on this occasion were Prof. Nazia Rasool Latifi, HOD Environmental Studies at Gandhi Nagar College for Womens and Sunaina Sharma, KAS Secretary JMC besides JCCI Office Bearers namely Rajesh Gupta, Sr. Vice President, Rajeev Gupta, Jr. Vice President, Manish Gupta, Secretary General, Gaurav Gupta, Secretary and Ashu Gupta Treasurer.