'Environment conservation, need of the hour'

The selfish needs of the mankind are fulfiled through constant plundering of natural resources. If this plundering continued unabated, then the future generation will have to face a lot of hardships. They will have to bear the brunt of today’s destruction, expressed Principal District and Sessions Judge M Aradhya.

 He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘World Environment Day’ programme organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Bar Association, Forest department and Jagruthi Seva Samsthe, together, at the premises of Nachiket Nilaya, here on Friday.

He said, environment conservation was the fundamental duty of every citizen. This aspect was included in an amendment to the Constitution in the year 1976. The Supreme Court, in its 1984 order, has stated that ‘Environment Conservation Weeks’ should be observed. Inspite of this, nothing has been done to conserve the environment, he said.
As contribution to the society, each person should plant a tree and nurture it. Everybody should strive to conserve the green. Only then can the natural calamities and pollution could be controlled, he added.

Member secretary of District Legal Services Authority K N Lakshminarayan said, in the pretext of road widening projects, thousands of trees are axed. But, unfortunately, in the same ratio and speed, planting and nurturing of trees are not undertaken, he expressed.

Major concern

This was a major concern to the society. Because, construction took more time than destruction, Lakshminarayan added.

Presiding over the function, Deputy Conservator of Forests of Kolar division K H Nagaraj said, global warming would have increased by the year 2100, the water-levels in the sea would increase by seven metres, after a few years. Several countries would become desserts, due to increasing plunder of the natural resources.

People all over the world are aware of these disasters. Efforts must be made hence forth to try our best to conserve environment. We should make precautionary measures to save our environment for our future generations, he added.

Assistant Forest Conservation Officer of Department of Social Forestry Anjenappa, Assistant Forest Conservation Officer of Kolar division C Shrinivas, President of the Bar Association A Lakshminarayan and several others were present.

Advocate K R Dhanraj spoke on, “Environment conservation and pollution control” and advocate M P Narayanswamy delivered a lecture on, “Motor vehicles act.” On the occasion, 50 different varieties of trees were planted on the premises of Nachiket Nilaya.
DH News Service

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