Monday, September 28, 2009

Green Ramleela celebrations in Fazilka

Graduate Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) and Balaji Northern Railway Ramleela Samiti Fazilka celebrated Ramleela function in a novel way on Friday night in Nai Abadi locality here. They celebrated Ramleela as Green Ramleela as more than 250 saplings of different varieties were distributed amongst the audience free of cost to spread the message given in the Ramleela at large during the function.

It was a scene when Hanuman uprooted and brought the mountain containing Sanjivani herb to save the life of unconscious Lakshman. As Hanuman reached the stage with the mountain having different saplings on it, the audience welcomed him with applause. The organisers distributed more than 250 saplings of Neem, Arjun, Sukhchain, Alestonia, Gulmohar, Kachnar and others varieties displayed from the mountain.

"The idea is to give practical shape to all teachings and baseline values given in the Ramayana as our duty towards the environment during the Sanjivani herbs episode," said Lakshman Dost the Director of the Ramleela Samiit. "The modern era needs this kind of 'sanjivani' to alert the unconscious civil society towards their moral duties for environment," he added.

"Each tree is sanjivani for the society and this is the most scientific way to protect our environment through faith and religion," said Dr Bhupinder Singh, who initiated the campaign to alert citizens of Fazilka about global warming through the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib last year like "Pawan Guru pani, pita mata dharat mahatu."

— Praful Chander Nagpal

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