26 C
Jalandhar
Friday, October 22, 2021

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img
yes punjab punjabi redirection

Mera Ghar

Loan Waiver

Kisan Victims

Water Bills

Electricity Bills

Invest Punjab

Group D

Parali

PSSSB Chemical

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innocent

Conserve nature to restore ecosystem: Dr SS Marwaha

- Advertisement -

Chandigarh, June 3, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Pushpa Gujral Science City and Punjab Pollution Control Board in collaboration with Centre for Environment Communication celebrated World Environment Day by organizing online Film Festival during June 3-5. Dr. S.S Marwaha, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

He said that it has become more important to conserve the nature to restore our ecosystem when the entire world is fighting the pandemic COVID-19. He stressed on the need to improve quality of air and water as industries were not the only source of pollution but also the domestic waste was equally contributing to the pollution.

He also launched the Environmental film festival at this occasion wherein a film titled “A Second Hand Life” highlighting the plight of young children involved in collection of e-waste was screened.

The film highlights not only the plight of children involved in e-waste management which deprives them of their childhood but they are exposed to risks associated with contracting dreadful diseases.

The filmmaker Sh. Piyush Sharma who was also present at this occasion interacted and shared important incidents that prompted them to make this film. The session was moderated by Ms. Alka Tomar, President, Centre for Environment Communication.

Dr. Neelima Jerath Director General Science City during her introductory remarks said that human actions including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture and acceleration of climate change have pushed nature beyond its limit.

She highlighted that ecosystem restoration is impossible without biodiversity conservation because ecosystems can’t function properly without it. Many species in the world are endangered or even critically endangered and many more still are vulnerable. Biodiversity loss is a great threat to the goal of ecosystem restoration. She said that if we continue on this path, it will have severe implications for humanity, including the collapse of food and health systems.

She highlighted that even though the use of electronics in our lives has increased considerably but e-waste management is an area which has still not received full attention and users of electronics are not aware of the hazards of this waste.

Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City present at the occasion said that restoring ecosystems can play a major role in controlling further global warming and climate change which in return will help in mitigating climate change.

He urged the participants to adopt simple things viz saving water, shifting to renewable forms of energy, saying no to single-use plastics, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as much as they can do on individual level to help Restore Ecosystem.

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,653FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Security Force in Kashmir

Kashmir: A battle that has been laid off for far too long- by Amjad Ayub Mirza

On October 22, 1947 Pakistan attacked the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the beginning of a conflict that would leave thousands dead...
Indian Population

In the light of the population explosion debate – by Nirendra Dev

Mizoram has made news -- not necessarily for the wrong reasons but certainly for quite unexpected reasons. North-Eastern India generally makes news due to...
Terrorists Shadow

Tackling the resurgence of jihad in Kashmir – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

With three encounters taking place in less than 24 hours between October 10 and 11, terrorist insurgency has effectively resurged in the Kashmir Valley....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Breast Cancer

50% rise in breast cancer among middle-aged women in India: Report

New Delhi, Oct 22, 2021- Since the last three years, there has been a 50 per cent rise in middle-aged women (aged 35-50 years) reporting cases of breast cancer in India, said doctors at a private hospital here on Friday. The estimates are based on OPD records by doctors, the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said in a statement. "Based on our records...

Gadgets & Tech