Karnal, April 22
Forestry and Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar on Friday urged people to preserve the environment and said it was everyone’s moral duty to preserve the environment.
He was chairing an Earth Day function at Karna Lake, where Hero Motocorp donated 250 bikes to the Haryana Forest and Wildlife Department as part of the CSR component to build the capacity of forest officials and wildlife frontline for forest protection, biodiversity, wildlife conservation and management.
Plant young trees
Urbanization has accelerated in recent years, resulting in the exploitation of natural resources. For the future generation, it is our duty to work for the conservation of natural resources. I call on people to plant saplings and protect them. Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Minister of Forestry and Education
In the presence of the Minister, Dr. Vivek Saxena, Managing Director, Haryana State Forest Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rajesh Makhija, CSR Advisor of Hero Motocorp for resource exchange at the future and also other works to save the environment.
A bike rally was also organized to raise awareness about the environment. It was reported by the Minister. Makhija handed over a symbolic bicycle key to department officials in the presence of the minister. “Urbanization has accelerated in recent years, which has resulted in the exploitation of natural resources. For the future generation, it is our duty to work for the conservation of natural resources,” the minister said. He called on people to plant saplings and protect them.
Accompanied by AK Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Forestry Department), Jagdish Chander, Senior Chief Conservator of Forests, Navdeep Hooda, Chief Managing Director, Haryana Forest Corporation, Deputy Commissioner Anish Yadav, the Minister of Forests said that more forests would also be developed to increase green cover across the state. “We are planting saplings on panchayat land to increase green cover,” he said.
He thanked Hero Motocorp for supporting the department, which will help him reach remote areas easily. Later, a state-level workshop was held at the CSSRI, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Forestry.