WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY OBSERVED on WESTERN RAILWAY
A WEBINAR ORGANISED on THE THEME OF 'ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION’
Photo Caption: In the first photo, Shri Alok Kansal, General Manager of Western Railway planting tree sapling in the lawns of Headquarter building and in the second pic Shri Kansal is addressing the webinar on the occasion of 'World Environment Day'.
World Environment Day isobserved on 5th of June every year to raise global awareness with a view to initiate positive environmental actions to protect nature. This year World Environment Day was observed over Western Railway with the theme 'Ecosystem Restoration’ at Headquarters & across all six divisions. To mark this occasion, Shri Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway planted a sapling in the lawns of Headquarter building by followingCOVID – 19 safety protocols.
According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the World Environment Day was observed digitally through webinar which was presided by General Manager Shri Kansal and was attended by senior officers & representatives of recognized trade unions & associations. Addressing the webinar, Shri Alok Kansal stressed upon the need to take all possible steps in the day to day working of Railways to conserve environment & find ways to protect our Ecosystem. Taking forward this commitment, Shri Kansal launched the ‘Mission Zero Leakage’, a novel initiative to conserve water & to plug the wastage of water. He appealed to judiciously use water. Shri Kansal stressed upon the need to save Mother Earth by restoration of ecosystem & conservation of environment. He inaugurated several environment-friendly initiatives such as Automatic Coach Washing Plant, Solid Waste Management System for Zero Waste Management, Sewage Treatment Plant & Integrated Solar Lights with Motion Sensors at various locations and dedicated the GOLD Green Building Standard Certificate to DRM Office, Ahmedabad conferred by IGBC. An e-booklet titled Certifications of Work Areas to Boost Performance was also released by him. Shri Subhajit Mukherjee, a well-known environmental enthusiast & Founder of Mission Green Mumbai addressed the webinar on Ecosystem Restoration/Rainwater Conservation. He presented his views on Water conservation & propounded the idea of Catch the Rain to restore the depleting groundwater levels by constructing underground pits & ducts along railway tracks, etc.