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Saturday June 12th, 2021
Chandigarh, 5th June 2021: Today, celebrating the World Environment Day 2021, Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration, observing all Covid Protocols honoured Principals & Eco-Club Incharge teachers with ‘BEST ECO CLUB AWARDS -2020’.
Appreciating the inspiring work of Eco Clubs in Schools Sh. Debendra Dalai, IFS, CCF cum Director, Department of Environment said that such green initiatives empower students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects. It is a forum through which students can reach out to influence, engage their parents and neighborhood communities to promote sound environmental behavior. Eco Clubs also empower students to explore environmental concepts and actions beyond the confines of a syllabus or curriculum. While everyone, everywhere, asserts the importance of ‘learning to live sustainably,’ the environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system. It is not just an extracurricular activity but a must for all the people at all times, if we have to live a healthy and peaceful life.
Sh. Dalai also added that the theme of World Environment Day-2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration with the slogan Reimagine, Recreate and Restore’ as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Now, obviously the contribution, commitment and concern of each one of us is important to reverse the damage already done to nature and to heal it.
The winners of State Level Best Eco Club Awards – 2020 are:-
Primary/Middle School –Category (Best Eco-Clubs Award – 2020)
High/Sr. Sec. School – Category (Best Eco-Clubs Award – 2020)
College – Category (Best Environment Society Award – 2020)
A ceremonial plantation was also done by Forest Department, UT Chandigarh at City Forests Chandigarh to commemorate the World Environment Day.