Today, Dzongsar Khyentse ChokyiLodro Institute celebrated World Environment Day by carrying out a cleaning campaign with the slogan “Clean Environment Clean Himachal”. The cleaning activities spread from the Shedra vicinity to all parts ofChauntra.
The campaign was led by Kyabje Dungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche, Kyabje Dungsey Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche and Khenpo Samdup(Shedra principal). All the teachers and students from Dzongsar Shedra, the teachers and students from Dzongsar Kanishka Primary School, and the teachers and students of the Advanced Tibetan studies all participated in the cleaning campaign. Piarchand Kohli, the leader of Chauntra Panchayat, a number of local people and some Tibetans from the local settlement also participated in the campaign. The cleaning activities started at the Dzongsar gate, slowly spreading around ChauntraDerge Settlement, Nangchen Settlement, TCV andChauntra main market all the way to the Mela ground.
Dzongsar Khyentse ChokyiLodro Institute has been carrying out environmental cleaning activities on this day since 2016 to celebrate the day. Classes were suspended at the Institute.
In sync with the campaign for a clean environment, Kyabje Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, time and again, talks on the importance of protecting and taking care of the environment, and the consequences of exploiting natural resources.
Moreover, as a part of Zero Waste and R3 Project, led by the Shedra Environment Committee, DKCLI has been striving for a clean environment inside and outside the Shedra, and to minimize as much as possible the use of materials that are harmful for the environment.
The cleaning done by the Shedra community on World Environment Day shows its concern and care for the environment. It is also an activity through which the community tries to create awareness among local people and Tibetans in the area about the importance of protecting and keeping the environment clean.
The campaign was also highlighted by the HP Channel 24×7. Here is the link