Evergreen plants plantation drive for herbal garden starts at IKG PTU
Jalandhar/Kapurthala: A plantation drive has been started at I.K Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKG PTU) main campus to set up a herbal garden. IAS Rahul Bhandari, Vice Chancellor cum Principal Secretary, Department of Technical Education, has given instructions to complete this task in a month. While planting the seeds that bloom in the hot season of April-May, he has also asked the Horticulture Department of the University to distribute it free of cost in the rainy season starting after two months.
The Vice Chancellor said that there is a vast area for green belt in the university, plantation of medicine plants along with normal trees and plants is necessary for the pure environment of the university, while they should also provide its crop to the surrounding rural area, so that people can also take health benefits from these medicine plants. He planted an Evergreen Ornamental Tree in the premises for the hot weather season.
On this occasion, University Registrar Dr. S.K Mishra said that this responsibility is also important among the great responsibilities of educational institutions towards the society. Dr. Mishra talked about doing more work in future to protect the environment. The Horticulture Department of the University had a significant contribution in this plantation drive. University Deans, Faculty, Officers and other members were present on this occasion.