DRIVE AGAINST SOUND POLLUTION
The special drive undertaken by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to remove pressure horns from vehicles is an effective move towards curbing sound pollution being caused by blaring, irritating and unbearable horns. The Centre’s mission to make India clean and green will only be successful if all government institutions work in synergy. Pollution control boards of other states should also implement the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981. But the question is why the Act is enforced only with regard to pressure horns? What about loudspeakers, which keep on blaring at religious places round the clock defying civic sense? Major Prem Chand
(retd), Ambala Sena during the ongoing agitation against the movie Padmaavat. It is now the responsibility of state governments to proactively act against those who indulged in violence and arson, and ensure that the monetary loss to state or public property is recovered from them.
Kamal arora one major issue is not being given due importance due to which this progress will be nullified in the not-too-distant future. Since the Independence, the population of the country has grown almost four times. Our natural resources are limited. We are already feeling the shortage of water and power resources. Our cities are bursting at the seams, and slums are increasing. It is high time we woke up to the reality and took timely measures.
Vishwanath Grover reading. I also happened to watch the complete interview of Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav on DD. It is really unfortunate that we remember our army men during wars and on the Republic Day only. Since Independence, 21 Param Vir Chakras (PVC) have been awarded to all three wings of armed forces. Out of these four were awarded to the heroes of the Kargil war that was fought in June-july 1999 against the Pakistan army. We salute all these bravehearts.