School Students To Hold Awareness Rallies On October 18 Across The State
On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the students of schools across state would make contribution to bring awareness amongst farmers against the menace of stubble burning. The students of primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools in the rural areas, both in government sector and private sector ,would participate in the awareness rallies on October 18 from 9 am to 10 am to create a voice against the unhealthy practice of stubble burning.Disclosing this here today Secretary Agriculture Kahan Singh Pannu said that the Chief Minister convened an interactive meeting with the progressive farmers, who have shunned the practice of burning of paddy stubble and listened to their experiences and inputs to tackle this menace in a scientific manner.
He said that school students would play a pivotal role in this regard. The Students have been apprised about the damage caused by stubble burning to the soil health and the environment. Anti-stubble burning slogans ve also been circulated so as to bring awareness amongst farmers to preserve the fertility of soil by not indulging in this practice on one hand and making our state clean, green and pollution free on the other.The Secretary further revealed that the State Government had already taken various pro-active steps to prevent stubble burning. A vigorous awareness campaign has been launched throughout the state to educate the farmers for making optimum use of latest farm equipments and machinery being provided to them on subsidy for in-situ management of crop residue.
He said that the awareness campaign being launched by the students would be instrumental in educating the farmers for conservation of natural resources i.e. air, water and soil to ensure ecological balance. Pannu said that these students would also be educated to stop the use of fire crackers this diwali and thus effectively disseminate the message of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji for conservation of nature especially during the 550th Prakash Purb Celebrations of the first Sikh Guru in a befitting manner through this campaign.