Punjab CM pronounces marketing campaign to scrub rivers, drains | Chandigarh Information


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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. (File picture)

SULTANPUR LODHI (KAPURTHALA): Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday introduced the launch of a state-wide marketing campaign to scrub rivers and drains within the state. Calling on the folks to assist and make the marketing campaign a mass motion, Mann stated there is no such thing as a dearth of funds for this noble trigger.
Addressing a gathering right here throughout a perform to mark twenty second anniversary of cleansing of holy Kali Bein rivulet, the chief minister stated Punjab is a sacred land of nice Gurus and saints, who’ve proven us the way in which to protect the setting, in accordance with an official launch.
Famous environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal, who’s now AAP MP, is thought for his efforts to scrub the 160-km lengthy holy rivulet Kali Bein in Kapurthala’s Sultanpur Lodhi.
On this event, Mann drank a glass of water taken out of Kali Bein.
Mann additionally stated the state authorities was making concerted efforts to reinforce the inexperienced cowl within the state, for which ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh Haryiwal Lehar’ has been began.
Mann urged folks to come back ahead and assist the marketing campaign to make Punjab clear, inexperienced and air pollution free.
Quoting from the ‘Gurbani’, the CM stated, “Pawan Guru, Paani Pitaah, Mata Dharat Mahat” and stated it explains how our Gurus equated air (pawan) with instructor, water (paani) with father and land (dharat) with mom.
Mann stated, “Now, the time has come after we should imbibe the teachings of Gurbani in letter and spirit to revive the glory of the state.”
The CM stated the COVID-19 pandemic taught the significance of timber, as folks spent large sum of cash to get a man-made respiratory system within the type of oxygen cylinders.
“Whereas, timber are our pure supply of oxygen. So every one among us ought to deal with planting increasingly more saplings for enhancing inexperienced cowl and saving our coming generations,” he acknowledged.
Mann stated his authorities can be making strenuous efforts for checking depletion of floor water by making certain optimum utilisation of floor water thereby decreasing the strain on floor water.
Slamming the earlier state governments, Mann stated it’s unlucky that those that had been entrusted with the duty of serving the state had ruined the ecosystem for their very own vested pursuits.
Mann stated these ministers who had been supposed to reinforce inexperienced cowl by planting timber did the other by mercilessly permitting felling of timber and claiming fee from it.
These leaders plundered the wealth of the state way over the Britishers, he stated.
These leaders minted cash illegally for their very own pursuits thereby jeopardising the welfare of individuals, alleged Mann.
The “open loot” of public cash by these leaders has derailed the event of the state and forged the folks right into a vicious circle of poverty, stated Mann.
The chief minister stated the state authorities has launched a conflict towards corruption to test the open loot of public cash.
The taxpayers’ cash is now being spent on the effectively being of individuals and growth of the state, he claimed.
Lauding the efforts made by Seechewal for cleansing of Kali Bein, the CM stated the historic initiative taken round 22 years in the past had acted as a catalyst in cleansing this holy Bein.


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