Protect planet Earth : Hanamkonda

Hanamkonda: Conservation of the environment is a very important issue, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) chairperson and Principal District and Sessions Judge E Tirumala Devi said, speaking at a programme organised as part of World Environment Day at the Adalath here on Thursday.

Stating that environmental protection has become a matter of great concern for the existence of mankind, she said that onus is on every citizen to ensure the planet earth free from pollution and its ill-effects. Expounding measures to be taken for the protection of the environment, the Judge stressed the need for achieving sustainable development.

"We need to focus on encouraging people to take up plantation drive on a massive note. There is an imperative need to reduce use of plastics for the sake of the environment," Tirumala Devi said. People can contribute to the green campaign by taking care of their surroundings and keeping the environs clean, she added.

Later, she administered oath with the presiding officers, advocates and officials to preserve the environment in their surroundings.

DLSA secretary J Vikram administered oath and said that environmental pollution lead to a domino-like effect and it could tilt the Planet Earth into a hothouse. It's learnt that DLSA promoted Anti-Pollution Army (APNA), which has 1,655 members. People, who are interested to work for the protection of environment, and nature lovers can join the DLSA-APNA, Vikram said. On the occasion, all those present at the programme planted saplings on the District Court premises.

The I-ADJ K Jayakumar, II-ADJ D Ravindra Sharma, III-ADJ K Prabhakar and VII-ADJ Shailaja were among other officials present. A rally was organised from Adalath to Ambedkar Junction with the participants holding placards pleading environmental protection. The organisers gave away certificate of appreciation to all the participants.

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