Shimla: Chitkara University today announced that its Pro-Chancellor Dr. Madhu Chitkara is awarded the prestigious Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Award 2017 for excelling in the promotion of environmental conservation and sustainable development through inspiring and exemplary initiatives, vision, and transformative action. The Chitkara University was awarded for its effort of recycling waste paper into sheets, folders, envelopes and carry bags and water by dual plumbing.
The government has introduced ‘Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Awards’ to be conferred annually to recognize the outstanding contribution by institutions or individuals in the promotion of environmental protection and conservation and sustainable development through inspiring and exemplary initiatives, vision, transformative action on their own. The individuals, NGOs, institutions from various categories are shortlisted for the award through a competitive process. The event was organized by the State Department of Environment, Science & Technology.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over Himachal Pradesh Environment Leadership Award-2017 said, “There is much to do when it comes to rebuilding and protecting what’s left of natural resources and the biodiversity of our ecosystems. Environmental conservation is an umbrella term that defines anything we do to protect our planet and conserve its natural resources so that every living thing can have an improved quality of life. We all should become soldiers for prevention of environment and voluntarily come forward to protect it as it was a part of our body.”
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor at Chitkara University, said, “Chitkara University is committed to environmental conservation since inception, and our eco-friendly campus among green hills of Himachal Pradesh speaks for itself. We are happy that the state government recognizes our initiative of setting up the recycling waste paper unit in Himachal Pradesh campus. Chitkara University uses the recycled paper for folders, envelopes, and carry bags. It is a proud moment for us to receive the Environment Leadership Award from the Honorable Chief Minister Shri. Virbhadra Singh.”
Chitkara University HP campus has a tag of eco-friendly campus. Other than the paper recycling initiative, Chitkara University has many other initiatives for environment conservation. Sewage treatment plant installed in campus is fully functional, and the recycled water is used for watering lawns, cleaning campus, vegetable gardening so on. Noise free generators, Natural rain water drain facility, Parking, Flora & Fauna, Socio Economic, Solid Waste Treatment, Nursery, Solar System initiatives contribute to eco-friendly campus.