Saturday, February 2, 2013

Seminar on wetlands organized by BJGV Jatha

Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM
Punjab has 14 wetlands like Harike, Kanjli and Nangal
To observe the WORLD WETLAND DAY a seminar was organized today by Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha Distt. Ludhiana in co-ordination with  Punjab State Council for  Science & Technology at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public School, Haibowal Kalan Ludhiana. Inaugurating the seminar Dr. Arun Mitra-General Secretary-BJGVJ emphasized the need to preserve our wetlands. He said that the human civilization has developed around the wetlands since ancient times But unfortunately due to unchecked human  activities coupled with greed of a few, the same wetlands have come under threat ultimately adversely affecting the human life itself and the flora and fauna around. Sh.Ranjit Singh Retired Principal and Vice-President of BJGVJ  gave a detailed lecture on the subject. He informed that there are more than 23000 wetlands  in our  country. Punjab has 14 wetlands like Harike, Kanjli and Nangal. Out of these Harike is the biggest with an area of 41 square Kms. Some types of birds from as far as polar regions come to this place covering a distance of 40000 Kms in 8 months. Sh.M.S.Bhatia-Organising Secretary of BJGVJ that the Jatha will make it a movement . He said that it is unfortunate that these wetlands are getting polluted by the polluted water of the rivers. This is causing serious threat to the migrant birds in particular. He demanded that  prevention of pollution of the wetlands should be taken seriously by the authorities. He informed that the Jatha will organize a trip of the students to Harike in near future. Principal of school Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhatia called upon the students to come forward and conserve the wetlands. She lauded the role of Jatha in spreading awareness about the preservation of ecology. She also thanked the participants.
Dr Arun Mitra
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