Lucknow: On ‘World Environment Day’, sunday evening, the Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George’s Medical University launched a unique initiative. Department has established ‘Rotary Respiratory Herbal Park’ in collaboration with Rotary Club, which was inaugurated by Dr. Arun Kumar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
On this occasion Vice Chancellor Lt.(Gen) Dr. Bipin Puri appreciated this initiative and the efforts of Dr. Surya Kant, Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine. Along with this, with the help of Rotarian Sunil Gupta, the ‘Rogi Parijan Vishram Grih’ was established in the memory of his parents.
The chief guest of the program, Dr. Arun Kumar, said that today on World Environment Day, we should all take a pledge that if the earth and environment are to be saved, then every member of the family must plant a tree in their lifetime. Along with this, it is also important to understand that taking care of the tree is more important than planting it.
The way we take care of our children, in the same way we should take care of the trees and plants, so that they can make life blessed with their cool shade. Therefore, plant a tree in places where there is a boundary wall or where there is a system of tree guards. He said that a target of planting 35 crore saplings has been set in the entire state on World Environment Day, which will prove to be a record in itself. Along with the plantation, it will also be monitored through geo-tagging. Appealing to the people to plant fruit trees, he said that with this the government’s dream of ‘Sahi Poshan-Desh Roshan’ will also come true.
Emphasis on Learn-Earn and Return:
On this occasion, Minister of State, Dr. Arun Kumar said that I have earned fame and money by taking education from this university and now the time has come to return something to the university in return. It has started today with World Environment Day and whatever proposals will be brought by the university in future, he will make every effort to get them completed by the government.
On this occasion, KGMU Vice Chancellor Dr. Puri said- World Environment Day should now be celebrated not only for awareness but also as an effort and every person should plant saplings. The cutting of trees is affecting the temperature and the glaciers are melting. To save the environment, it is necessary that everyone plant trees. He said that he would try his best to ensure that this small world of KGMU should get a completely green environment so that the patients and their families can get relief when they come here.
The Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Dr. Surya Kant thanked the Rotary Club of Lucknow for their cooperation in this noble work and said that the theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Only One Earth”. This means that we have only one earth to survive, time is running out very fast to save it. In such a situation it is necessary that we protect the environment, pollution free and green environment is necessary for our life and health. For this, it is necessary for everyone to think about two main points: first, the environment should not be harmed due to me, and secondly, what can be my contribution to saving the environment. Under this thinking, we offer saplings instead of bouquets in the program and use an electric lamp to light the lamp. If it is a birthday, anniversary, or any other auspicious event, plant saplings on it. According to Dr. Surya Kant, a person needs 350 to 500 liters of oxygen a day. According to this, at the age of 65 years, we take oxygen about five crore rupees from trees and plants, so we should be thankful to those trees and plants and do a plantation. Dr. Surya Kant said that more than 100 crore people smoke all over the world.
Due to this, about 84 crore tonnes of carbon dioxide are released and, on average, 1000 crore cigarettes are manufactured a day for one year. About 60 crore saplings are cut in this.
On this occasion, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Vineet Sharma, Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr. S. N. Shankhwar, Faculty of Respiratory Medicine-Dr. R. A. S. Kushwaha, Dr. Santosh Kumar, Dr. Rajiv Garg, Dr. Ajay Kumar Verma, Dr. Ankit Kumar, and other staff of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Naresh Aggarwal, President of Rotary Club Lucknow, and Secretary Ashok Tandon present with their team.