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Mayor Honoured ANN ANAND FOR ANIMALS Project Team from Panjab University

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Chandigarh, January 16 2019
Davesh Moudgil, Mayor, Chandigarh honored the team of the Ann Anand for Animals lead by Dr Gaurav Gaur, Assistant Professor, Centre for Social Work, Panjab University, Chandigarh. This special honour was given to the team of three students namely Hiteshi Arora, Ishita Choudhary and Nitika Saini who are pursuing their Masters in Social Work from Panjab University, Chandigarh. While interacting with the members, Mayor appreciated the best efforts put forward for this unique initiative by them in this project. He congratulated the team and said “They have shown the highest level of the commitment and passion towards the best use of left over green vegetables collected from various hostels and canteens and bringing them to the cow sheds”. He said the collected material will not only act as food for the cows and bulls but also serve the purpose of making the campus clean.  While interacting with the team members,  Mayor said that your teacher …

‘Chandigarh says Good-bye Polythene Bags’ : Free Cloth Bags distributed, Street Play ‘Poly Raja’ enacted at Elante Mall


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Chandigarh, January 04 2019

To banish the polythene bags from Chandigarh city, with advent of New Year 2019 Department of Environment in collaboration with Yuvsatta-an NGO launched a ‘Chandigarh Says Good-bye Polythene Bags’ campaign. As part of the initiative, Yuvsatta volunteers along with ‘Raahat’ Welfare Committee of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women spread the message of ‘Say NO to Polythene Bags’ at Elaine Mall, Chandigarh. A street play ‘Poly-Raja’ was staged and over 500 free cloth bags were distributed to motivate more and more people adopting environmental friendly lifestyle by discarding use of polythene bags. 
Sharing his concerns Debendra Dalai, Director, Department of Environment and Vice Chairman of Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee said that such forward stepping has to be carried forward in a sustained manner, experience tells that such crusades didn’t kick sky-high dust in the beginning, but given the time and sustenance do snowball unto a people’s movement, it is obvious that each one of us has to become a nucleus/hub center towards the eventual goal of ‘Clean & Green Chandigarh’. Prominent amongst those who were present on the occasion included Dr. Abdul Qayum, Dy. Conservator of Forests, Department of Forests & Environment, Chandigarh Administration Thrinath K, Centre Head, Elante Mall, Kulbhushan Kanwar, Environmentalist and Pramod Sharma, Coordinator of Yuvsatta-NGO. Addressing those present Dr. Abdul Qayum said that like many other states in the country that have become polythene-free, we with active involvement of city residents and young people will be taking up the drive in all areas of the city. Thrinath K, added that they at Elante always promote such environmental friendly endeavours to further strengthen the sustainable development, thinking and action among common people.

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