‘Taking up cudgels’ to build a healthy habitat


A tree plantation drive was organized in the campus of Panjab University by Punjab Eco-friendly Association (PEFA) in collaboration with NSS wing of the varsity. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, famously known as ‘ECO-BABA’, graced the occasion. They planted about twenty-five saplings near the parking area of A.C. Joshi Library and the area adjacent to the Department of Social Work. Along with the PEFA and NSS volunteers, students and faculty members, Baba Seechewal encouraged the youth to “take up cudgels in their hands to protect the environment.” Emphasising the fact that environment is our “own responsibility”, he threw light on the role universities have to play in building a sustainable society during an interactive session.


PEFA, which has been working since 1999, envisions a global community of young environmental leaders and engages citizens working to build strong local communities that support healthy habitats.

NSS Director Dr. Navdeep Sharma, PEFA State President Dr. Baldev Singh, Prof. Gaurav Gaur from the Department of Social Work and Raj Devinder Singh also glorified the passion and the conservationist spirit of Baba Seechewal.

Dr. Vandana, Prof. Jessu Jaskanwar Singh, Dr. Praveen Kumar, Dr. Pawan, Amit Sihmar, Mandeep Puniya, Lovenish Goyal, Vikramjeet Singh graced the occasion. Founder of the Panjab University Bicycle Lovers Foundation, Gurjinder Mogi also attended the event with his team.

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Sanya Chhabra (Dept of English, PU)

Passionate about music and writing, I strongly believe in the transformational power of words and hope to light fire in the minds of people through my writings. I uphold Isaac Asimov’s view that “there’s no way i can single handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference – but how ashamed i would be to let a day pass without making one more effort.”

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