Port Blair, June 6: The Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Port Blair campus was abuzz with activity and a sense of purpose as it celebrated World Environment Day with a series of meaningful events aimed at fostering a deep connection with nature and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

The celebration began with the ceremonial Puja of the saplings. This spiritual start underscored the Ashram’s holistic approach towards environmentalism and blending reverence for nature with practical action.

After the ceremonial Puja, the Karyakartas of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram participated in a tree plantation programme. Each participant carefully planted a sapling within the campus ground, symbolizing a growing commitment to nurturing the environment. This act was not only a pledge to enhance the green cover but also a reminder of the importance of trees in sustaining life on Earth.

In addition to these activities, the Karyakartas collectively took a pledge to protect and respect the environment and forests. The pledge highlighted the significance of conserving natural resources, reducing pollution and promoting sustainable practices in daily life.

Dr Vivek Kumar Sahu, Asst. Professor, JNRM, Port Blair, Dr. Geeta Sahu, Shri Krishan Kumar and Shri Sunny Kachap, District Joint Secretary, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Port Blair addressed the gathering, emphasizing the critical role that individuals and communities play in environmental conservation. They urged everyone to adopt eco-friendly habits and to spread awareness about the importance of preserving nature.

The event concluded with a group discussion on various environmental issues and potential solutions, encouraging everyone to share ideas and strategies for a greener future.

The celebration at Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram serves as a powerful testament to the organization’s ongoing dedication to environmental protection. By combining spiritual reverence with proactive measures, the Ashram continues to set an example of how traditional values can harmoniously coexist with modern environmental initiatives.

As the newly planted saplings take root and grow, they will stand as living symbols of the Ashram's enduring pledge to safeguard the environment for future generations.