Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engg college celebrated the Sikh Environment Day by organizing several activities related to saving the environment. This day marks the New Year in the Sikh Nanak shahi calendar and also the Gurgaddi divas of Guru Har Rai Ji, who is remembered in Sikh history for his deep sensitivity to nature and its preservation.S Ravneet Pal Singh (Project Manager India, USA based Eco Sikh organization was the chief guest in today's function. S. Amarinder Singh Libra (secretary BbSBEC Education Trust) and S. Karnail Singh Panjoli (Member, SGPC & BBSBEC Education Trust) also graced the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Principal of the college Maj. Gen. (Dr) G.S. Lamba said that the teachings given by Guru Har Rai Ji about the environment are the basic tenets by which ecological balance around earth can be maintained.S. Ravneet Pal Singh in his address said that all around the world today, Sikh environment day is celebrated to commemorate the teachings given by seventh Guru Har Rai Ji, whose love for the environment by maintaining Nulakha Garden at Kiratpur Sahib became the motivation for preserving the ecosystem and being a Sikh it is our duty to take care of our environment. He said it is possible to survive without water and food for few days, but survival without breathing is not possible beyond few seconds, so we must plant as many trees as possible to keep the air surrounding us fit for breathing. Prof. Narinder Pal Singh Deo, HOD, Civil engg. Department and convener of the event talked about some glaring facts about the sorry state of our ecosystem and said that the event has been planned keeping in mind the utmost importance of clean environment in human life and the need to conserve it. He said that everybody must contribute to save the environment and make sure we left behind better environment for our future generations.He elaborated the activities being conducted by the BBSBEC Eco Club today to spread the message of saving the environment viz. vehicle free campus, tree plantation, poster making on environment related issues, taking out environment awareness rally and putting water pots for birds on trees in the campus. During this event more than 100 students participated in the poster making competition, around 400-500 students took out the environment awareness walk around the campus along with cleanliness drive. Around 30 water pots were hanged from the trees for birds along with tree plantation in the campus. While presenting the vote of thanks he thanked the sponsors VIGAAS Foundation Ludhiana, Vatika resorts Shogi Shimla, Cedar Heights Chail and Brightway agencies Chandigarh for their financial support. Heexpressed his sincere thanks to the management of the institute and college Principal for their encouragement and guidance while organizing this event. He said maximum credit for the success of this event goes to the faculty/staff members and student volunteers of BBSBEC Eco Club who put their whole hearted efforts even during weekend holidays to take care of the preparations of today’s events. He also thanked the persons from the print and electronic media, who contributed for further spreading the message of Guru Har Rai Ji by covering all the events conducted by our institute during this program.