HMV Establishes First Food Forest Of The Region

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Jalandhar October 13 (Jaswinder Azad)- Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya establishes the First Food Forest of the region ‘Atulya Vatika’. Sh. Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Member Parliament and Mr. Himanshu Jain, IAS inaugurated the First Food Forest of the region planted by the students of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya. It was the joint venture of HMV, Jalandhar Administration and Forest Department. Mrs. Purnima Beri (Member Local Managing Committee) was the Guest of Honour. Extending a warm welcome to the dignitaries Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen apprised the gathering about this innovative concept of Food Forest which is the first of its kind in the region. She told that 470 tree saplings have been sown. The trees are indigenous Mango, Lemon, Amla, Moringa and Papaya.
Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Member Parliament congratulated and appreciated the initiative by saying that this should now be replicated at multiple places in the city if we want to make Jalandhar a Smart City as this is a step towards environmental protection and connecting people to the Nature.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Himanshu Jain, IAS said that this is an important step to return to our biodiversity and a leap towards ‘ Tandroost Punjab’. An amalgamation of medicinal and fruit trees will help in bringing about a positive change in the existing environment. He also suggested that each tree should be given the name of the student who has planted it.
This is an initiative of the Innovation Cell of the College. Dean Innovation Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda said that we are simply following the UN Goals of ‘Food for All’ and ‘Sustainable Development’.
Site commentary was done by Dr. Anjana Bhatia. On this occasion, DMO, Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Khera, Ex Councillor Mr. Mohinder Singh Gullu, Forest Range Officer Mr. Jeewan Jaiswal, College Alumnae Mrs. Preet Inder Kaur Dhillon, Sarpanch Sh. Raghuvir Singh Gill, Ms. Shama Sharma, Mrs. Urvashi ,Mrs Meenaksi Sayal, Dr. Rakhi, Mrs Ramadeep, Mrs Lovleen, Ms. Nandini Budhia, Mr. Vidhu Vohra, Mr. Amarjit Khanna, Mr. Pankaj Jyoti, Mr. Raman Behl, Mr. Lakhwinder, Mr. Ravi Kumar and others were also present.

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