Friends of Vrindavan: PRESS RELEASE
Friends of Vrindavan celebrates the Earth Day with the students and teachers of the Porter Burchard Methodist Senior Secondary School. ‘My tree’ programme was organized in this event. Fifty one trees were planted in the school by the students. The students adopted each trees and pledge to help them growing. Addressing the students Chief Guest Shri Neeraj Agrawal, Secretary of the G.L.A. Group of Education institutions said the Global Warming is a big challenge being faced by the Mother Earth. We all need to pledge to follow the basic principle of the environment protection. He insisted the schools should seriously include and practice the environment education in their course.
Shri Madhumangal Shukla, Convenor of the Braj-Vrindavan Heritage Alliance was guest of Honor of the programme. He said that Yamuna is the Life line for Vrindavan. We have to protect the Yamuna at any cost. The ground water of the town is recharged by Yamuna, so it is important to keep Yamuna Clean and there should be enough water in it. We can’t allow any construction in the Yamuna flood area, which will prevent Yamuna to recharge our under ground water. If we don’t protect our environmental heritage then we have to face the wrath of the nature.
Dr. Arvind Kumar, Scientific Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board presided over the function. He said that the Nature / Eco club should immediately be made in the school so that the children can practice the environment management as their part of life. He said that the series of plantation drive will be organized with FoV.
The programme was addressed by School Principal Ms. Shalini Robin Ram, Shri Shri Ballabh Sharma, Mr. Yunus Khan also. Smt. Sunita Khanna, Ms. K. Hunter, Shri Anup Singh, Smt. Neeraj Singh, Shri J.P. Atre and many other educationists were present in this programme. The function was convened by Jagannath Poddar and vote of thanks was given by Ms. Shalini Robin Ram.