October 9, 2014
Fowling heaps of garbage, leaking water nozzles, stinking public utilities, walls reddened by tobacco spits are a common sight at public places in India. There would be none who would take pleasure in witnessing these sites. Seeing a litter free, stink free, clean and green India is a dream existing in some corner of every Indian heart. However, there are only a few who actually strive to make this dream a reality.
Clad in sea green t- shirts, young members of DJJS Sanrakshan led My Earth My Responsibility campaign spared out time from their busy schedules to raise environment consciousness of thousands who daily witness these mocking sights of filth and resource wastage. Early in the morning they marched into the Ludhiana city railway station, holding placards and raising slogans of environmental protection.
Passengers waiting for their trains, hawkers gearing up for the day’s sale , drowsy travellers peeping out of the train windows, station staff vending tickets at the ticket counter and staff busy cleaning patches of the station premises all stood gaping at the young MEMR environment brigade. Availing this opportunity, Swami Vikasanand ji, DJJS environment expert and preacher disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji, addressed the audience sensitizing them on the environmental agenda and motivating them to shoulder their responsibility towards maintaining environment in public places. He appealed to all to stop littering and wasting resources in public places.
DJJS volunteers spread themselves across the station and interacted with individuals and groups advocating the case of environment. Motivated by the conservation act of these young volunteers, several people came forward to seek guidance on how they could contribute towards conservation of nature.
In addition, a special interaction session was undertaken with the railway station officials in which Swami Vikasanand Ji gave specific tips for the maintenance of clean and green environment within station premises. He emphasized the value of selfless service where people worked not only for monetary incentives, but as a service for welfare of society and mother earth at large.
Before winding up for the day, the young MEMR environment brigade paraded into the Railway colony and motivated the residents to join hands in a dedicated cleanliness drive for cleaning the station premises. Wielding brooms in their hands, men, women and children of the colony stepped ahead to take up their environmental responsibility.