Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - REGION HINDUSTANTIMES -

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.

Kuldip Dosanjh,


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