Jamshedpur, June 7: Horticultural Society Jamshedpur (HSJ) celebrated the 50th World Environment Day with a range of activities aimed at promoting sustainable living and reducing plastic pollution. The event was held at the Blood Bank in Bistupur, where members of the society gathered to plant trees and spread awareness about the need to conserve the environment.
The event was attended by Ravi Ranjan, IFS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator Jharkhand, as the chief guest. HSJ’s President, Sumita Nupur, welcomed Ranjan with a memento (plant) and briefed him on the initiatives taken by the society in the form of a Speaking Wall and tree plantation to “Beat Plastic Pollution” and control carbon footprint.
Ranjan, during his speech, focused on the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – to combat plastic pollution. He mentioned that the use of 10 lakh plastic bottles per minute is harmful to the environment.
According to recent research, recycled plastic is also not suitable for the environment and human use. Therefore, it is better to stop or minimize the use of plastic. He added that the only way to control the emission of carbon footprint is through tree plantation. Lastly, he appreciated the efforts made by HSJ.
The event was graced by several senior members of HSJ, including Baren Maity, Vice President, Jayanta Ghosh, Jt. Secretary, Ashwini Srivastav, Alok Kumar, SB Mondal, Sanjay Chaudhary, Gita Shukla, and other members. Anil Vidyarthi, a senior member of HSJ, gave the vote of thanks, and the event was hosted by Gita Shukla.