Dharamsala observes World Environment Day
Dharamsala (Tibet.Net), 5 June 2003: The Tibetan and Indian residents in Dharamsala observed the ‘World Enviroment Day’ today by carrying out a massive clean-up campaign.
Mr. Dawa la, the general secretary of Indo-Tibet Friendship Society, one of the organisers of the program spoke briefly about the significance of the day during a short gathering in the morning. He also declared to start a monthly activity of cleaning up the area and urged everyone to participate whole heartedly.
The campaign was organised jointly by the regional Tibetan Youth Congress, the regional Tibetan Women’s Association, Indo-Tibet Friendship Society, Taxi Union of Mcleod and Shopowners’ Association.
It was a common sight to see groups of women in mask and armed with brooms clearing the drains and sweeping the garbage down the slopes. They were all enthusiastic about keeping Mcleod Gunj clean and green.
Meanwhile, a group of children from a nearby indian school carried out a peaceful procession, calling on the people to stop using plastics. They raised slogans urging everyone to respect nature and work for a clean and healthy environment.