The Fact News Service
Dirba/Sangrur, June 5
Punjab Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema today kick-started a plantation campaign in Dirba by planting a sapling on the occasion of World Environment Day. The cabinet minister said that every citizen should contribute in the target of making Punjab greener which has been set by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
The minister said that the campaign to make the environment green and pollution free was not associated with the government only but it was also the moral duty of every student, every shopkeeper, and every professional person.
He said that it was also very important to save depleting underground water as future generations will have to bear the brunt of it. On this occasion, Cabinet Minister Harpal Singh Cheema along with administrative officials, political leaders and schoolgirls started a campaign to plant as many as 500 saplings in and around the SDM office and Nagar Panchayat office.
On this occasion, the students of different schools from 6th to 10th standard participated enthusiastically in the drawing competitions and created various beautiful drawings depicting environment conservation and World Environment Day.
Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema also felicitated the girls students for making attractive posters.
He encouraged the girl students to continue their participation in the conservation of the environment and appealed them to convey this message to their families as well.
On this occasion, Assistant Commissioner Under Training Nitesh Kumar Jain (IAS), SDM Dirba Rajesh Sharma and other officials were also present.