18 Apr 2018
Clean and Green Environmental Society (CGES) organized an event ‘Tobacco, Smoking and Gutkha Chewing: Challenging Threat to Health and Society’ on April 21, 2017 at Hotel LEVANA, Lucknow. Around 60 people from different walks of life participated in the event. Prof.S.K. Barik, Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, was the Chief Guest, Dr.Qamar Rahman, Former Dy. Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, (IITR) Lucknow was the Guest of Honour while Prof.Surya Kant, Head, Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow was the Guest Speaker.
Er. Sumer Agarwal, President CGES in his welcome address, said that the event organized by CGES is an effort to create awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and Gutkha chewing on the human health. Dr.S.C.Sharma, Secretary General, CGES gave the brief details of the CGES and highlighted the activities during the last eighteen months and the impact on the society.
Prof.R.P.Singh, Department of Environmental Science, Baba Sahab Ambedkar University, Lucknow (BBAU) introduced Prof.S.K. Barik; Prof. Yogesh Sharma, Botany Department, Lucknow University introduced Dr.Qamar Rahman and Dr.S.C.Sharma introduced Prof.Surya Kant who is an eminent pulmonologist and wonderful orator.
The Guest Speaker, Prof.Surya Kant gave a very educative and interesting presentation on Smoking and Gutkha Chewing with the help of beautiful slides. Prof. Surya Kant explained the economics and impact of the tobacco culture on the human health. He also gave the picture of Gutkha chewing which causes the oral cancer leading to death of the human beings. The death from the alcohol consumption is less than tobacco smoking and gutkha chewing. Prof.Surya Kant gave a generous offer that the CGES members will get free medical treatment to the patients coming to his clinic.
After the presentation of Prof.Surya Kant, there was an interesting interactive session with the audience and media persons.
Dr.Qamar Rahman explained the harmful effects of the smoking and gutkha chewing especially in the working class.
Prof.S.K.Barik gave the picture of Northeast region of the country and informed the gathering that raw betel nut, tobacco and lime make a cumulative effect on the health of the consumers which causes oral cancer. Prof. Barik welcomed the CGES for joining the hands with NBRI for organizing the programs on environment and health. CGES will get all the logistic facilities for organizing the programs for creating the awareness among the masses on ‘Swacch and Swasth Bharat’.
Er.Sumer Agarwal, President, CGES gave his Presidential remarks on the program and emphasized that the CGES should also organize programs in the school and colleges. Government alone will not be able to eradicate the ills of the society. Er. Agarwal urged that the NGOs like CGES must come forward for bringing the awareness of clean and green environment for healthy life in the rural and urban areas.
Dr. Naveen Arora, Head, Department of Microbiology, BBA University, Lucknow gave the Vote of Thanks to the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Guest Speaker. Dr. Arora thanked the distinguished gathering on the occasion for actively participating in the program. Dr. Arora profusely thanked Er. Sumer Agarwal, Chairman, LEVANA Group for providing the conference hall and the hospitality to the participants on the occasion.
First Meeting on the formulation of the Society was held on July 8, 2015 at the Biotech Park, Kursi Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
CGES celebrated world environment day on June 9, 2016 at the PacknChew Restaurant, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The theme of the event was water conservation. The idea was, WED celebrations only on June 5, will be just a ritual. WED should be celebrated whole month of June followed with Tree Plantation Drive during July-September then only it will be meaningful. Water is one of the Panch Tatvas. One can live without food for a week but without water, human beings will suffer from dehydration and can not live more than 1-2 days. It has been proved that Life has started from water to the land. For the dense forest, water is essential. If there is sufficient water then only forest and wild life will be protected. Expert members, Prof.Jamal Nusrat, Director, Water and Land Management Institute, Lucknow, Er.Sumer Agarwal, Chairman, LEVANA Group, Er.Ravinder Verma, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon, Dr.Amit Gupta, Joint Director, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Govt. of India, Lucknow Region, Dr.Rajan Johri, Managing Director and Ms.Tunika Chatterji, LEADwyn, New Delhi shared thier experiences on the Water Conservation and Management. The august gathering comprised of professors, environmentalists, engineers, progressive farmers, builders, hoteliers, house wives and media persons, who actively participated in the program. The message was well conveyed to the society that water is precious and we should not waste our natural resources. In the end Dr.P.V.Sane, Chief Guest, Former Director CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow and Director, R & D, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon, summarized the views of the speakers along with his own remarks. He explained the benefits of the drip irrigation system in the agricultural crops eg. Sugarcane, onion, potato, which is quite popular in the Maharasthra. Let us adopt the philosophy One Drop More Crop. The event was well covered in the local newspapers: Jal Hi Jeevan Hai..
Farmers Get-together on March 6, 2016: The program was organized by Clean and Green Environmental Society in collaboration with CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, (CIMAP) Lucknow. Dr.S.C.Sharma, Secretary General, CGES and Dr.Anil Kumar Singh, Senior Consultant, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow coordinated the program on: Cultivation and Marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic plants for Enhancing the Income of the Farmers. CGES specially invited Shri Rajesh Mishra former Gram Pradhan, Smt.Shashi Mishra, Gram Pradhan, Gudumba and the farmers of the adjoining area for participation in the program. Justice K.L.Sharma, former Judge, Allahabad High Court was invited as the Chief Guest in the program. Dr.Anil Kumar Singh, Former Chief Scientist, CSIR-CIMAP was invited as the Guest Speaker for the program. Er.Sumer Agarwal, President, CGES, welcome the Chief Guest, Executive Members, Gram Pradhan and farmers of Gudamba. Dr.S.C.Sharma gave the introductory remarks to the farmers. Dr.Anil Kumar Singh, Consultant, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic very nicely explained the importance of medicinal and aromatic plants for human health. Dr.Singh gave the tips for cultivation and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants as well as the techno-economics of the selected medicinal crops to the farmers. Dr.Sanjay Kumar and Dr.R.P.Bansal, Senior Scientists gave the know-how for the cultivation and marketing of Mentha, Vetver, Ashwgandha, Safed Musli, Damask Rose. For the saline and alkaline land with shortage of water, Vitiver (Khas) is the most suitable economic crop. There was a interactive session among the Scientists and Farmers for seeking the technical knowledge and getting the authentic plant material for growing the above crops. Farmers were advised to contact Dr.Anil Kumar Singh, Consultant CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, who will arrange the training on the medicinal and aromatic crops to the farmers in the CSIR-CIMAP. Justice K.L.Sharma Chief Guest deeply appreciated the out-reach program, Vigyan Gaon Ki Aur, which is very beneficial to the marginal farmers for enhancing their income. Prof.Yogesh Sharma, Joint Secretary, CGES proposed the vote of thanks to the Chief Guest, Juctice K.L.Sharma, Guest Speaker, Dr.Anil Kumar Singh, Er.S.P.Kalsi, Advisor, CGES. Prof.Sharma gave special thanks to Er.Sumer Agarwal, Chairman LEVANA Group for hosting very nice lunch to the gathering at his farm house.
January 25, 2016, CGES organized the program at the LEVANA hotel, Hazratganj, Lucknow on the Climate Change. Padma Shri Prof.Pramod Tandon, CEO,Biotech Park, Lucknow delivered the lecture on Impact of Climate Change on the Bio-diversity with colourful slides, facts and figures.
On August 9, 2015 CGES organized a program especially for the students Lucknow for knowing the plants of economic importance in the Bougainvillea Park, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. Paudhon Ki Kahani, Prof.Sharma Ki Jubani created awareness to knowing the history of the economic plants like Tea, Potato, Coffee, Tomato, Coffee, Rubber. Er.Sumer Agrawal, President, CGES deeply appreciated the program and desired that the Society should organize such educational awareness programs in different parks of Lucknow for the benefit of the masses.
Prof.P.K.Seth, Vice President, CGES coordinated the Tree Plantation Program at Shastri Park, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. Padmashri Dr.Nityanand former Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow was invited as the Chief Guest in the program. Residents of Nirala Nagar Association