As urban living continues define the choice, demand and thought patterns of rural populations, rural living is witnessing a steady shift towards lesser pro- environmental living. Shifting land- use patterns and ever- rising material aspiration have jeopardised natural environments in rural India. Green outskirts of the cities are showing a trend towards darker living patterns.
For the protection of these green outskirts, My Earth My Responsibility (MEMR) campaign of Sanrakshan DJJS, headed towards rural Ludhiana. On Saturday, 13 Sept 2014, MEMR organised a Sanrakshan Pathshala, the enlightening environmental workshops for students, at Satya Bharti School in Pamaal Village, Pakhawan Road, Ludhiana.
Over 50 students of class VI were educated on the state of environment and the utmost need to adopt pro- environmental living, by DJJS environment expert, Swami Vikasanand Ji. Through activities, Swami ji sensitized students specifically on the value of conservation of water and importance of planting trees.
The workshop was followed by a tree plantation drive in the surrounding village area. Holding the young saplings in their hands, these little environmentalists in making took an oath to protect, nurture and conserve Mother Nature.