1,200 students take part in Environ-Legal Awareness Rally

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 12:54:59

Staff Reporter,


Dec 2,

A one of its kind Enviro-Legal Awareness Rally was organised on Friday at Sanna Village of Jashpur district. The rally, a joint effort of the District Legal Services Authority, District Administration Jashpur, District Education Department, Panchayat Department and Jashpur Police, focused on environmental protection, benefits of environment friendly products including paper bags, and harms caused by polythene bags. The rally witnessed participation of 1200 students from Eklavya Model Residential High School, Primary Government Higher Secondary Boys and Girls School, Sanna.

It is pertinent to note that Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan along with Justice P Sam Koshy visited Jashpur last week for a seminar where they were astounded by the greenery and environment- jungles and hills of village Sanna. Chief Justice had shown his concern over Jashpur’s environment, he had called for steps to ensure sustainability and environment preservation through controlling disposables and usage of polythene bags. He had asserted that environmental awareness amongst people must be publicised.

The District Legal Services Authority Jashpur, District Administration, Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Forest Department and Rajiv Gandhi Education Mission along with Jashpur Police have taken cognizance of these points and consistent awareness campaigns shall be instituted in the entire District.  In order to create effective awareness about harms of disposable bags and polythene materials, Run-for-Cleanliness Drive, Door-to-Door Campaigns and School Level Debate and Essay Writing Competition shall be initiated.

District Judge and Chairman of the DLSA Jashpur, Rajneesh Shrivastava along with SP Prashant Singh Thakur, Secretary DLSA Anil Pandey, SDM Bagicha, Hitesh Baghel, DEO BP Jatwar, BEO Bagicha MR Yadav, Janpad Bagicha UR Marko, Range Forest Officer R P Singh were present at the rally. An oath taking ceremony also took place where people were called on to dispose of wastes only and only in the dustbins. In that spirit, 20 dustbins were placed by Gram Panchayat Sanna at various Public Places.