WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018

This year Indian National Bar Association took another step forward along with its advancements and applauded success in the legal serving field. INBA’s theme for World Environment Day 2018 was “Reuse, Recycle: Let the Plastic Cry”

INBA believes in a greener tomorrow, a plastic-free environment and a nation filled with youth who believes in this idea. It aims to give a human face to environmental issues and to empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development. Indian National Bar Association (INBA) Members and Students across India celebrated World Environment Day. The Delhi office of INBA organized painting and poetry competition with Bal Sahyog, followed by plantation drive in DDA park. This was the organization’s way of giving back to the community and this campaign was also in line with the Swachh Bharat campaign of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bal Sahyog is a child home established by Former Prime Minister, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1954, for the care and protection of orphan, helpless, abandoned and neglected children. The Prime Minister of India is the Patron of Bal Sahyog and aims to provide the nutrition, health care, education and protection to the underprivileged children. It also provides vocational training, education, health services and gainful engagement/placement services to orphan boys. INBA organized a Painting Competition with the theme “Reuse, Recycle: Let the Plastic Cry” and a poetry competition with the theme “A Greener Tomorrow”. The theme was in conformity with the United Nation’s theme for World Environment Day- Beat the Plastic Pollution. More than 55 young and brilliant brains actively participated with great enthusiasm. Ms. Vinakshi Singh, Partner- Trustman & Co was the Judge for the event she said “I have never judged a painting Competition before….but still I can say that these students are really a jewel when it comes to painting.”  Mr. Himanshu won the Judge’s heart through his creativity and stood first. He was awarded with prize money of INR 1000 and Certificate. The runners up of the competition were Mr. Shivam who won INR 500 with Certificate and Mr. Sheetal won a Mug with Certificate. The poetry competition concluded with Mr. Suraj as the winner. A Letter of Appreciation along with INBA goodies were presented to Bal Sahyog by Ms. Vinakshi Singh for their eminent support. With the attempt to make the campus of Bal Sahyog greener, the members of INBA also planted saplings in the garden area.

The Secretary General of INBA Mr Kaviraj Singh believes that Charity begins at Home. To put it into action, a plantation drive was organized in DDA Park behind INBA office at Jungpura Extension. The park, being 2000 Ft in size, consisted only of plastic and dead grasses. INBA brought this to the notice of DDA and DDA Deputy Commissioner Horticulture Dr. R. D. Meenan, who readily helped INBA and also took active part in the plantation event. The eco-friendly event was graced with the presence of Smt. Seema Malick, Counsellor and Sh Bhupendra Malick who were the esteemed Chief Guests. The park was cleaned and 30 saplings were planted in the park. The DDA Horticulture Deputy Commissioner and Additional Commissioner were also invited in the plantation event. The event was volunteered by the members of Student’s Section including Anushka Misra who headed the full event, Ankita Dawra, Shrishti and others. The local residents have now taken responsibility to take due care of the park and the responsibility of maintaining the park through appropriate means. INBA’s next initiative would be covering the park with iron grills and providing gardening supervisor facility for the park.

The event concluded with great results and touched about 200 lives in one day. INBA sent a strong call for action to these 200 people in this second largest populated country that A change is needed for a greener tomorrow. The event was small but the impact is to stand long. The number is less but they say that if “One person changes that is enough too” here INBA has touch a 200 in a day.

 

Drafted by-

Anushka Misra