Power Corp CMD starts tree plantation drive at Nathana (Bathinda)
Bureau/ royalpatiala.in/ Bathinda
To make his humble participation towards commemoration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th birth anniversary, Er Baldev Singh Sran, CMD, PSPCL planted a Banyan(Bohar) sapling to mark celebrations at 66 KV Grid Sub-Station, Nathana by PSPCL with the cooperation of “Plant-A-Tree Society”, Bathinda.
After inauguration of a drive to plant trees by Er. Baldev Singh Sran, about 700 saplings of Shisham, Neem, Drek, Chandni, Amaltas, Kajoreena, Rajain, Hibcus, Silver oak, Arjun, Kikkar, Jamun, Bottle Palm and Gulmohur etc were planted by the officers and staff of PSPCL in the campus of the Nathana Grid.
On this occasion, Er. Baldev Singh Sran appealed to all the electricity consumers & farmers of Punjab and officers/ officials for their Corporation to plant trees in abundance so that we could make Punjab green and pollution-free. He requested the farmers to plant at least two new trees each on their tubewell hubs. Apart from this, he appealed to Farmers to plant more saplings in the vacant places of their villages and houses and look after them till these mature.
Er.Sran quoted the discourses of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, in which “the Air has been called the Guru, Water is the Father and Earth is like Mother”. He called upon the society to follow the path of the Gurus and make the environment free of pollution by plantation of maximum number of trees.
Er. Baldev Singh Sran expressed great concern over the falling ground water table. He said plantation of trees would also help in water conservation and increase in rainfall. He also called upon Farmers to come forward to participate in water conservation scheme ‘ PAANI BACHAO PAISE KAMAO’ launched by Punjab Government, so that water is conserved for future generations. He assured farmers that with installation of meters under the scheme, farmers would continue to receive subsidized power but would benefit monetarily if they consume lesser power to save water.
He called upon all the officers and employees of PSPCL to contribute as much as possible by planting maximum number of trees around their offices, grids and vacant places in their homes and to take care of plants like children. He hoped that in near future, PSPCL would play a key role in creating the pollution-free environment in the state, leading to “Tandrust Punjab”. He also informed that PSPCL on its own is committed to plant more than 50000 saplings in the state.A retired Chief Engineer, Er.Karnail Singh also addressed the gathering.
Alongwith a large number of officers and employees of Distribution & Generation wings of PSPCL, officers of Forest Department and the local public, the celebrations were attended by Er. Mukesh Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineer/ DS, West Zone, Er. Kuldeep Garg, Chief Engineer/ O&M, GNDTP, Bathinda and Er. Kulbir Singh Mashiana, Chief Engineer/ O&M, GHTP, Lehra Mohabbat and Sh. Satpal Rahi. The function concluded in a festival-type jubilant mood.