Chandigarh,25.03.19-Second Innings association today conducted meeting on pollution and garbage issues in Chandigarh at Le Corbusier Centre, sector 19 Chandigarh. Sh. TC Nautiyal, member Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee was the chief guest of the occassion.
The event commenced with welcome address by Sh. S S Lamba, Patron SIA who informed the audience about the grave situation of waste in Chandigarh. He also urged to all present to self realise their duty towards protection of environment around them. Thereafter president of SIA, Sh. R K Garg discussed about practical solutions towards waste management. He discussed about how one can reduce the use of plastic items and also appealed to the audience that their contribution is very essential to protect the surroundings. He also discussed as to how people of Chandigarh can abstain use of polybags by using cloth bags to carry daily needs. Sh. N K Jinghan, Chairman Environment Society discussed that despite having educated population and well planned why did Chandigarh came at 20th position in swach sarvikshan. He instigated that till the citizens themselves don't become environment cops, no one can help city to remain clean. He also requested that we should not only educate ourselves but also educate people around us. Thereafter Chief Guest of the occassion Sh. TC Nautiyal took over. He appealed the citizens to go back to basics. He said like good old days we should prefer eco-friendly products instead of those which harm the environment. He also said that plastic is itself not bad but the way it is put to use is what makes the difference. He appealed the citizens that segregation of waste at household level would be a great help for Municipal Corporation in managing Garbage menace. Thereafter tree plantation took place, members present along with chief guest planted 4 saplings and took an oath to do whatever best they can do to protect the environment.
The meeting concluded with vote of thanks from the Patron of SIA. The presence of large number of audience was a sign that citizens are surely concerned about the grave issue of waste management. The members felt that there is need to bring more sensitisation among a common man and educate him how he can ensure clear and healthy environment in the city.