Amritsar, Punjab: Celebrating the 479th birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas with the theme of ‘Nature Preservation and Conservation of Bio-Diversity’, various organisations led by EcoAmritsar, an initiative by US-based EcoSikh, today mobilised volunteers to collect garbage during the entire route of the nagar kirtan taken out to mark the occasion.
Among these organisations were SGPC, Baba Kulwant Singh Ajnale Wale, MC Amritsar, Punjab Tourism Department, Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology and Voice of Amritsar. The volunteers collected garbage from roads in recycled bags and loaded onto trolleys provided by the SGPC and the MC. EcoAmritsar also shared ‘Five steps to green Langar’ leaflets with food stalls along the route to sensitise public on the growing problem of garbage in the holy city.
Each ‘sewa jatha’ which was putting up chabils and langars was prevailed upon, and requested for support to keep their area clean. A list of do’s and don’ts was freely distributed along the route.
Gunbir Singh, Chairman of EcoAmritsar, said, “Each and every citizen must take ownership of the city. People here have displayed and proved the possibility of garbage-free nagar kirtan. There is no bigger tribute to the founding guru of this holy city, than to ensure a clean, green, sustainable city.”
Source: The Tribune