Chandigarh, August 2
A mass tree-plantation drive was organised today at the MCM DAV College for Women with joint efforts of teachers and students of the science and environment committee of the college. As many as 200 students participated in the drive and planted around 200 saplings of jatropha, a bio-diesel plant. Ishwar Singh, IFS officer, was the chief guest and Dr Dhadwal was the guest of honour.

Ishwar Singh advised the students to plant more and more trees to make the city greener and cleaner. He emphasised on saving water and harvesting of rainwater. The function started with a welcome speech followed by lectures on energy conservation and rainwater harvesting by Dr Balkar Singh and Samrath Madan, respectively.

The movie, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ directed by Davis Guggenheim, concerning the environment was also shown to the students. This was followed by a rock show with an enthralling performance by the rock band - The Black Strings, wherein the students swayed to the tunes of the rock music.

Dr Vini Arora, department of Botany, had conceived the innovative idea. Dr Puneet Bedi said, “We have a target to make MCM DAV College the most eco-friendly college of the region.

Source: Tribune News Service