PAU unit of the Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council launched a tree
plantation campaign on July 11, 2017. The launch ceremony was organised
at Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Bassian. Dr. Ravinder Kaur
Dhaliwal, Director Students’ Welfare, PAU, graced the occasion as chief
guest. She told that unit of Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council has been
established at PAU, Ludhiana to groom PAU students as truthful human
beings. The Directorate of Student Welfare through the Atam Pargas unit
at PAU has initiated activities to inspire students to imbibe moral
values from our rich heritage and undertake voluntary initiatives to
care nature and to educate farmers to adopt resource conservation
technologies of the PAU. She told that the student members of the Atam
Pargas, PAU unit had organised seven leaf colour chart awareness
training camps in seven villages (Bassian, Sur Singh Wala, Rajoke,
Bhikhiwind, Shikaar Mashian, Rashpalvan and Sidhwan Kalan) in different
districts (Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Tarntaran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot) of
the state during the last year and tree plantation campaign has been
launched during this monsoon season. She expressed her gratitude to Dr.
Nachhattar Singh, Director Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council and Ex-
Vice Chancellor, Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo for his continuous
support to the Directorate of Students’ Welfare for organising
activities of the PAU unit of Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council. She
also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Varinderpal Singh, Sr. Soil Chemist
and Teacher In-charge, Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council, PAU, Ludhiana
for organising and inspiring PAU students to partake in activities for
the welfare of society.
Nachhattar Singh sensitized the huge gathering of student volunteers to
take up the noble mission of tree plantation with high spirit. Dr.
Varinderpal Singh told that tree plantation campaign has been
systematically organised and 1000 volunteers have been identified for
the purpose. Each volunteer will plant only one sapling and ensure its
establishment as a tree. He further told that the Bassian village has
also been adopted by Department of Soil Science, PAU to educate farmers
to ensure judicious use of fertilizer nitrogen using leaf colour chart.
All the farmers of the village had already been approached to follow LCC
based N applications in rice with the help of Bassian unit of the Atam
Pargas. The farmers are highly inspired and have already given
commitments to ensure only LCC based Urea applications in more than 150
acre area of the village.
Singh, student of the college of agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana delivered a
short sensitizing address and shared a poem on the importance of trees.
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Dr. Nachhattar Singh, Dr. Varinderpal Singh,
S. Harjot Singh, Manager, Guru Nanak Sen. Sec. School, Bassian and Pr.
Avtar Singh officially launched the tree plantation campaign by planting
a tree at Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School Bassian and distributing
saplings to the students.