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World Environment Day begins with Dhyan Yoga at EPCO

Bhopal. EPCO premises wore a vibrant look since morning today on the occasion of World Environment Day. While youngsters and retired persons performed Yoga exercises under the guidance of senior Yoga trainer Rakesh Dounoria from 6 am in the lap of nature, well-known flautist (bansuri player) Vidyadhar Amte mesmerized the audience.

People from all age groups took part enthusiastically in making seed balls by putting seeds of trees of different species inside cow dung-mud in “Sankalp Beej” programme from 8 am. Scores of people made thousands of seed balls. These seed balls will be scattered in appropriate places during rainy season where they will germinate into plants. People made seed balls of tamarind, gooseberry, Karanj, Pipal, Neem, Kachnar, Babool etc.

Please get seed balls made in our colony also - St. Joseph’s Convent School Counsellor Sushma Wagh urged EPCO to get seed balls made and saplings planted in her colony also. Smt. Wagh said that more than 200 persons in our colony wish to take part in the programme and make their colony green.

Retired teacher Pramila Shrivastava and former employee of Khadi Gramodyog Pushpa Shrivastava said that such programmes are a good initiative. This will help conserve the environment and increase awareness. We felt good on coming here. We will continue our plantation attempts in future also. Principal of Government High School Badjhiri Bhopal Shamim Ali said that nature has given us a lot since centuries. Now the time has come for us to do something to save it.

EPCO Executive Director Anupam Rajan said that increasing development in the world has reduced greenery bringing to the fore challenges like global warming, climatic changes etc. Our effort is to make the Earth green once again so that the coming generations find a proper place to live in on the Earth. Winners of essay and paining contest held yesterday were given awards of Rs 5,000 each.