West Bokaro: Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division and Forest Department, Ramgarh jointly organised a cleanliness drive at JRD Tata Park, West Bokaro on Monday.
Based on this year’s World Environment Day theme – ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, the cleanliness drive was aimed at creating awareness among the public regarding the ill effects of plastic on environment.
Vijay Shankar Dubey, District Forest Officer, Forest Department, Ramgarh graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief Operations, Tata Steel (West Bokaro), A K Singh, Range Officer, Forest Department, Ramgarh, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Forester, Forest Department, Ramgarh and Dr Manoj Kumar Gupta, Head, Environment & Forest, Tata Steel (West Bokaro).
The event was also attended by children of Mukundabera and Duni village who along with the dignitaries cleaned the park and planted saplings in the park.
Addressing the gathering, Dubey said, “This year, United Nations Environment Programme has given the responsibility to India for hosting the World Environment Day and the Government of India has committed to organise and promote the World Environment Day celebrations through a series of engaging activities and events generating strong public interest and participation. Low grade plastic is a big threat to the world and we all have the responsibility to stop its use.”
Briefing about the threats of environmental pollution, Kuchroo said, “We all own a great responsibility to protect our environment and biodiversity in a sustainable manner. This can be achieved with awareness and action by each one of us. We have to think globally and act locally.”
The cleanliness drive was part of the ‘Sustainability Month’ celebrations that was launched on June 1, 2018. It is worth mentioning here that every year, Tata Steel celebrates the month of June as ‘Sustainability Month’ to provide a platform to assist employees to connect, adopt and act on sustainability as individuals and collectively to see the change they can bring about in themselves, their businesses and in society.