Students growing forest at Polytechnic College premises

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਇਥੇ ਕਲਿਕ ਕਰੋ

Dedicating to 550th Prakash Purb, 12 varieties of 650 saplings planted in more than an area of 4 canals


People fond of visiting the Jungles would now not have to travel far distances as a number of forest pockets are being grown across the state. In the coming years, Batala residents will get the privilege to experience forest life in their city itself. Students at Government  Polytechnic College, Batala are raising forest in more than 4 canals of the vast courtyard at the college campus. Their this effort has been dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Over 650 saplings of various tree species including 100 Toona (pink), 100 Shisham, 50 Persian Lilac (Buhrme), 50 Persian Lilac (Umbrella), 50 Mulberry, 50 Jamun, 50 teaks, 20 Myrobalans (Bahera), 50 Tarzain, 50 Terminalia Arjuna (Arjun), 5 Banyan and 75 Pongamia Glabra (Sukhchain) have been planted in way to develop an atmosphere of naturally grown forest.

Er. Ajay Arora, Principal of this Polytechnic College, informed that this forest was being set up under a campaign to protect the environment as per the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. “It is the best way to utilise the vacant land available. All the tasks from planting a sapling to its maintenance have been assigned to the students”, he added.

Mr. Arora further informed that students’ nameplates were placed against the plant they were responsible to take care of. “Students are very keen to make this effort a success. They used to visit the plantation area daily to water the plants besides maintaining a close look at their growth. A fence wire has been installed around the plantation area to secure it from animals. Plants are budding and their new crumbs are on their view to bloom. I hope that within the next three years these plants will grow and begin to offer a forest-like appearance”, said Er. Ajay Arora.

Anant Kumar, a student in the Electronics and Communication Department of this Polytechnic College, said that there was some element of satisfaction and delight knowing that the sapling he had planted would be a part of a jungle being developed to mark the historic occasion of 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said that he has a keen desire that this forest should grow rapidly so that the students of this college could enjoy the environment and fruits of the trees they have planted.

Forest being cultivated in the backyard of the college campus has made the students more aware and close to nature. Batala residents also appreciate the initiative taken by these students.

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