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CBC organizes seminar, plantation drive on "Mission Life"
6/1/2023 10:42:29 PM
Early Times Report
KATHUA, June 1: The Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Field Office Kathua, organized a seminar and plantation drive on "Mission Life" in Kathua. The event witnessed the participation of community members, P.R.I Members, community leaders, and officers from various departments.
The program commenced with a Saraswati Vandana performance by the students of Govt Girls Hr. Sec School Kathua, followed by a welcome address by Rajesh Sharma, In-charge CBC Kathua/Jammu. Sharma highlighted the activities undertaken by CBC across India, with a specific focus on J&K and Ladakh. He emphasized the importance of maintaining cleanliness in our surroundings and introduced "Mission Life" as a government initiative aimed at bringing about a lifestyle change to protect the environment. He also mentioned India's entry into "Amrit Kaal" and the efforts citizens should make to realize the potential of an emerging India.
Parkash Lal Thappa, Chief Education Officer Kathua, expressed the significance of such programs in creating awareness among the general public. He emphasized that in India, the environment is considered as our mother, and maintaining its cleanliness is a major challenge due to various forms of pollution. He commended the efforts of CBC Kathua and encouraged organizing similar programs in remote schools of Kathua.
Neeraj Bhargaw (KAS), District Information Officer Kathua, provided detailed information about the adverse effects of pollution. He urged the audience to conserve energy by using CFL/Tube lights instead of incandescent bulbs and emphasized the importance of turning off vehicles at traffic lights and railway crossings to save energy.
Dr. Pankaj and Kapil Jasrotia also addressed the gathering. Later, in collaboration with the District Forest Officer Kathua, a plantation drive was conducted on the school premises, during which numerous tree saplings were distributed among the students. A pledge for the protection of the environment was administered.
The program included a drawing competition on the theme "Lifestyle for Environment." It concluded with an open quiz on Mission LiFE, felicitations, and light refreshments.
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