Increasing plastic waste in the world environment is adversely affecting mother earth and humans. Due to lack of awareness, it is frequently either dumped carelessly on land, roads or in rivers. In order to reduce the plastic consumption and acquainting the young minds regarding their responsibility towards plastic pollution, a rally was organized by the NCC department of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana in collaboration with 3 Pb. Girls Bn. NCC on January 24, 2023. The campaign was undertaken under the stewardship of Col. Aman Yadav (Commanding Officer, 3 Punjab Girls Bn. NCC Ludhiana), College Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Mukti Gill and Associate NCC Officer Capt. (Dr.) Paramjeet Kaur. The aim of Rally was to join hands for Prime Minister’s Shri Narendra Modi’s National Cleanliness Campaign ‘Swatch Bharat Mission’ and to sensitize the young cadets against the harms to natural environment posed by increasing plastic usage. Girl Cadet Instructors and members of PI staff from the NCC battalion graced the occasion. Around 125 college cadets participated in the rally, in which they made the nearby residents aware regarding the ill effects of single use plastic.
The rally was jointly flagged off at Khalsa College for Women, Rani Jhansi road by college the principal. Young cadets urged the residents to stop using plastic by raising different slogans against the ill effects of plastic and the need for environment protection. They carried placards explaining the need of banning plastic and creating safe environment. Cadets sensitized the people about challenges posed by increasing volume of plastic waste in the world environment by saying in one voice “We want to live in a pollution free environment”.
College Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Mukti Gill appreciated the efforts put in by NCC department. She applauded cadets for their sincere efforts and motivated them to reduce plastic consumption in their normal lives. She added that there is a need to change people’s attitudes and behaviours towards plastic to ensure a safe and healthy future for the planet. She also briefed the cadets about creative disposal of plastic waste in the form of recycling and utilizing in building and construction sectors and making use of environment friendly materials.