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PAU Conducts a Motivational Session for NSS Volunteers

Ludhiana: The Punjab Agricultural University today organized a motivational session on, ‘Buddah Nullah: From Pollution to Purification’ for NSS Volunteers at the Pal Auditorium. Dr Jagdish Kaur, Additional Director Communication, presented a historic account of Buddah Nullah which was once a perennial stream flowing across the city. She discussed various techniques that can change the present situation of Buddah Nullah like undertaking green drives and the need to bring the treatment plants into action etc. She also intimated the audience about the upcoming fair scheduled to be held on January 27, 2019 on the banks of Buddah Nullah to sensitize the people and give an awakening call to all for cleaning the nullah.  The students were encouraged to participate in the campaign by contributing their services in the cleanliness of the Nullah.

Dr Param Pal Sahota, Senior Microbiologist, apprised the students of the initiatives undertaken by the department for the cleanliness of the Nullah. They were motivated to collect samples from Buddah Nullah by using the Bacteriological Water Testing Kit available in the department of Microbiology of the University. Dr Sahota stressed upon the need to evolve techniques for the purification of contaminated water through which the bacteria enters the food chain and proves to be havoc for people. A call was given to say no to street food due to the presence of microorganisms that lead to various life threatening diseases.

The programme also saw the presence of representatives and volunteers of SAMBHAV team that has been contributing incessantly in the Buddha Nullah project. Mr Jatinder Singh, the representative of the team, cited many references from the Holy Scriptures highlighting how our firm faith in the Divine opens doors of possibilities that further leads to transformation. The volunteers from SAMBHAV team shared their journey of joining the group. Mrs Jasmeet, a social worker sang a melodious song expressing her feeling about the Buddah Nullah which was once a beautiful stream and a source of fresh water. The programme concluded with an inspirational video which exhorted the students to do something worthwhile for the society with zealous participation.

 

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