Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sikh NGO to launch Eco Amritsar 2017 on June 30th

AMRITSAR: US-based EcoSikh, an NGO working for environment protection will launch an international campaign for Eco-Amritsar 2017, a five year plan to mark city's 440th anniversary with the goal of making it eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable, informed NGO's president Dr. Rajwant Singh while talking to media persons here on Wednesday.

The launch will take place on June 30th. He said that EcoSikh had envisaged 6 point program. It proposed that various sections of civil society and the administration in Amritsar make commitments towards sustainable infrastructure, conserving water, recycling and better waste management, alternate energy usage, introducing public transport, increasing green cover and open spaces, and also sharing information on greening strategies. He further stated, "Amritsar being a pilgrimage city can encourage devotees to be respectful towards nature throughout their pilgrimage by minimizing waste and they will go home with constructive message."

with thanks : Times of India : LINK for detailed news.

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