Paradip, Jan 30 (LocalWire): Ganeshi Lal, the Governor of Odisha, has felicitated and praised the efforts of Amresh Naresh Samant, an engineer at the Paradip Port, concerning the protection of environment.
Samant has successfully converted a deserted industrial area into a vast land full of lush green trees.
Samant holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies.
He is a well-known environmentalist & a social activist in the districts of Jagatsinghpur & Kendrapara.
In the past 20 years, he has been able to plant more than 20,000 saplings in the various schools, and colleges.
Samant has also helped in creating public awareness regarding environment conservation.
His organization is also working towards the sanitary development of rural India. He has financially supported many needy students in this locality.
He is an inspiration for the local youth.
Informing the LocalWire team, Samant said, “I wish to stay focused on creating a healthy & prosperous society for all.
I want to motivate the local youth to show interest in activities related to the protection of the environment and wildlife.”
Samant was also a part of various environmental awareness campaigns and cleanliness drives conducted in different slum areas during World Environment Day.
He was also involved in several other awareness programs concerning environmental issues.
Earlier, he also conducted a bicycle rally of nearly 750 km from Paradip to Berhampur in order to spread awareness amongst the people of eight districts.
Paradip and its nearby villages are under a threat of industrial pollution due to the presence of coal and other pollutants in its atmosphere.
Thousands of people living in Paradip area have been suffering from various respiratory problems owing to the air pollution in the area.
But nothing has been done to control the situation so far.
We need more people like Amresh Samant who would not only take this mission forward but also inspire and motivate others to join the cause.
Edited by Meenal Singh