Residents of Dwarka Sector 22 and 23 are observing “Environment Week” to commemorate World Environment Day, from June 5 to 12, under the aegis of Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi Sanstha (SDKS), a social organisation of youths and senior citizens.
Other forums, like Association of Ladies Get-together, Dwarka Forum, Sanjh Aur Savera and many RWAs have offered to take part in the week-long activities aimed at promoting and safeguarding the environment in the sub city.
The Environment Week began on Sunday with a cleanliness drive carried out to clear the service roads along Master Plan Road 226, Sector -22 of garbage. The drive covered a stretch from Keshav Kunj Apartments to Janki Apartments. People from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) areas also extended their support to the drive.
Vice-president of SDKS and a resident of Sadbhavna Apartments, SS Mann said, “We carried out the sanitation drive with the help of residents of the societies and the SDMC people. The response we got from the community, since the time we started the drive at 7.30 am, was overwhelming.”
SDKS secretary, who is a resident of Chitrakoot Apartments, DC Mathur, informed that in his area, the sanitation drive launched yesterday covered the District Park of Sector 22 behind Manish Mall. Besides cleaning the park, they have planted trees and plants in the park and organised a lecture on environment by Prof AP Singh of IP University, Dwarka.
Spelling out his organisation's agenda for the Week, general secretary of SDKS and a resident of Chitrakoot Apartments, Sector 22, PB Mishra, said, “We have planned our activities for Sector 22 and 23 keeping involvement of community in mind. Removal of Congress grass, clearing trees of termites, cleaning horticulture areas, dedicating shramdaan (efforts) towards revival of water bodies and organising talks on environment are on our agenda.”
“We will carry out all these activities vigorously till the culmination of the Environment Week with a meeting at Chitrakoot Apartments Sector 22 on June 12, 2016,” he added.
A nature conservator and member of Dwarka Water Bodies Committee, who resides in Shaman Apartments of Sector 23, Diwan Singh, has extended his wholehearted support to the Environment Week. He said, “Community involvement alone can save the nature. Such drives go a long way in sensitising the society on environmental issues and ensuring its participation in protecting the nature. “