GGDSD College's Readers Club Marks 554th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji with donation of 554 Saplings

November 27, 2023

27 November 2023

To commemorate the occasion of 554th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Readers Club of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma (GGDSD) College organised a donation drive of 554 saplings from 06:00 AM to 09:30 AM in the front side of Sukhna Lake for the second consecutive year following its inception last year.

The purpose of this sapling donation drive was two-fold. Firstly, it aimed at paying homage to the teachings and legacy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. Secondly, the donation drive sought to address the pressing issue of environmental conservation by actively involving the community in a hands-on initiative.

Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh inaugurated the donation drive. He commended the Readers Club for furthering Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s vision for the protection of nature.

Prof. Ajay Sharma, Principal of GGDSD College addressed the gathering, expressing his appreciation for the thoughtful endeavor undertaken by the Readers Club. Furthermore, he appreciated the members of the club for their commitment to commemorating the 554th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev in a unique and impactful manner.

Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Librarian and convener of the club, addressed the gathering with words of encouragement and inspiration. He also expressed gratitude to the Principal, Dr. Ajay Sharma, for his unwavering support and encouragement.

Saplings of Koilash plant, Snake plant, Lemon Grass, Ajwain, Patharchatta, Hibiscus, Insulin plant among others which are known for their uses and benefits were donated in the drive.

The event was not merely a symbolic gesture but a concrete step towards promoting a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. By distributing saplings, the Readers Club aimed to inspire a sense of environmental consciousness among the public, fostering a collective commitment to preserving the planet for future generations.


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