RAJANNA-SIRCILLA, JUNE 5, 2023: The Government Degree College, Gambhiraopeta, celebrated the World Environment Day on its campus, which is housed on the premises of KG to PG institutions, in Gambhiraopeta on Monday.
College Principal Dr V Vijaya Lakshmi along with faculty members and students participated in the plantation of the saplings on the premises. Speaking on the occasion, the Principal said that every citizen should plant saplings and also protect trees to ensure a safe environment. “Planting saplings or trees has many benefits. It helps bring rain and also, maintain a clean environment. Thus, everybody should plant at least one sapling each not only at events organised to mark World Environment Day but also every other day,” she added.
Expressing concern over growing pollution, she urged the people to discourage the use of plastics for the benefit of future generations. “Today, the air we breathe, water we drink, soil we grow, and crops are all adversely affected by various types of pollution. And we are responsible for polluting everything necessary for us,” she said.
“Man has been exploiting the Earth and natural resources within it for greedy needs. So we are left with global warming, lesser amount of rains and climatic conditions that are not conducive to our lives,” she added. Vice Principal P Dass, NSS programme officers Krishna Murthy, Dharmapuri, faculty members Bikshamaiah, Srinivas and others were also present.