Jalandhar, September 4, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
In order to commemorate 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in a befitting manner, the Public Works Department and Education Minister Mr Vijay Inder Singla on Wednesday started the plantation of 2500 traditional (Desi) Mango trees along with GT road from Phillaur to Phagwara.
Addressing the gathering in a simple and impressive function, the Minister, who planted the saplings here today, said that these plants have been procured especially from Mango Research Center of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) at Dasuya. He said that these saplings are of Desi Mango’s various varieties and will be planted in the both sides of GT Road. Mr. Singla told that PWD will ensure its proper upkeep and the saplings will be planted in a specially Bamboo tree guard for protection.
The Cabinet Minister said that already the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has started massive plantation drive in the state dedicated to 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
He added that this drive will be a real tribute to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was himself ardent nature lover and advocated the nature in his writings. Mr Singla said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s eternal message, ‘Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahatt’, will be spread in the district to secure the environment besides ensuring ecological balance by planting trees.
He said that the plantation will increase the green cover in the district hence it will help to check the pollution.
Meanwhile speaking to reporters, he said that the state government has approved Rs 3000 crore for two phases of special repair programs and repair works of all roads will start from September 15.
Mr. Singla said that the state government was committed for holistic development of the state and prosperity of its people. He said that no stone would be left unturned for making Punjab a frontrunner state in the country.
On the occasion, Phillaur SDM Mr Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Chief Engineer North PWD (B&R) Mr Arun Kumar, Superintendent Engineer Mr TR Khatnoria, Executive Engineer Mr. Kamal Nayan besides others.