Chandigarh: Environmental problems should be a priority for the residents of any area while sharing their civic problems with candidates during elections. Also, we need to increase the number of water treatment plants across the country and especially in Punjab. This was said by eco-activist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, during a seminar on ‘World Citizenship: Sikhism and Environment’ organised by the Institute of Sikh Studies at Panjab University today.
Quoting from the Guru Granth Sahib, he explained the importance attached to environment by the Sikh gurus. However, the current situation of environmental degradation in Punjab clearly shows that the Sikhs are not following the teachings of their gurus on the subject.
Meanwhile, Giani Kewal Singh, former Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, stressed on the importance of taking steps in the direction of environmental preservation for a better tomorrow. He said all political parties while preparing their election manifestoes should mention various steps, which they would take towards environmental preservation if they were elected to power.
Dr Surjit Kaur, chairperson of Department of Philosophy, Pune University, said Sikh gurus preached a holistic philosophy about oneness with nature.
Source: The Tribune