5 February 2020
The minister of Education, Forests & Tourism, Haryana Government Kanwarpal Gujjar, on Wednesday visited Guru Nanak Sacred Forest at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh. The Principal Chief Conservator Forests Haryana, Mrs. Amrinder Kaur, Conservator Forests, Haryana Mr. T.P. Singh and PCCF Wild Life Mr Alok Verma accompanied the minister to the campus.
The minister lauded the efforts of the College for its commendable contribution towards environment sustainability by establishing a mini urban forest on the campus .The novelty of the idea is planting of 550 saplings of 37 native species in an area of about 200 sq. yards. Mr. Gujjar appreciated the efforts of the College in tackling the global issues of climate change and loss of biodiversity through this initiative.
Mrs. Amrinder Kaur and Mr. T P Singh appreciated the involvement of students guided by people of foresight from academics in creating this forest .Taking the Guru Nanak Sacred Forest as a role model, they decided to replicate such forests with native species in the state of Haryana.