Gurudwaras In Delhi Introduce a New Technique To Increase The Number Of Trees By Offering Saplings As ?Prasad?
We all have gone to temples and got Prasad in return. But who would have thought we would get a sapling as Prasad in Gurudwaras? Well, here is it!
With an aim of at least growing 1 Lakh Trees, the Gurudwaras have started a noble cause by giving saplings as Prasad, for people to get aware of the environment which also encourages more of the youth to take this step forward.
It is customary for the devotees visiting many religious shrines to be offered ?prasad? after offering their prayers but what better way to spread the blessings of the almighty than distributing saplings as 'prasad' and promoting tree plantation in schools and colleges.
In a move that can have a lasting impact on both our environment and the participation of the youth in preventing its degradation, the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee will be distributing saplings as ?prasad? to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
The Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee has launched a mega drive to plant more than one lakh trees at all Gurdwaras and Sikh educational institutions in the national capital.
?It is mandatory for all freshers at nine colleges affiliated with Delhi University and IP University, managed by the committee, to plant 10 trees from the current academic session to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev?s love for nature,? president of the committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
The move is aimed at encouraging the Sikh community to protect the earth from threats posed by global warming, he added.
With this move, around 55,000 new environmental friendly species are likely to be planted this year.
The tree plantation work done by students will be treated as their college project and the marks scored by them will be included in their annual result. Students will have to submit reports highlighting the status of trees planted by them accompanied with photographs on an annual basis, Sirsa said.
DSGMC will distribute free saplings of plants and trees mentioned in the Gurbani, such as neem and Ber, along with other species beneficial for the environment from Sikh shrines.Disclaimer- This information is entirely by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Just Learning.