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GURDWARA BANGLA SAHIB SET TO BE CLEANEST PLACES IN NATIONAL CAPITAL

October 08, 2019 08:05 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib , one of the oldesst Sikh institution in India has decided to go green by banning use of all type of plastic  in holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th Birth anniversary of founder of sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev ji said Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managment Committee (DSGMS) here  on Tuesday.

The biggest heritage Sikh Shrines situated in heart of National Capital New Delhi has banned disposable plates, glasses , spoons ,thermocoal cup plates etc and switched to steel bowls for serving clean drinking water and steel plates for serving langar ( community food) to visiting devottees besides taking several other eco friendly initiative aiming at achieving the status of cleanest place in national capital .

ONE TIME USE PLASTIC REPLACES WITH ECO FRIENDLY JUTE  BAGS

Average around 5000 poly bags/thermocoal cup plates used in to distribute Prasad/ Fruits etc to devottees daily has now been replaced with eco friendly jute bags/ Leaf Bowls (Dona Pattal) since October 2, 2019 in holy shrine which is considered as one of the iconic places among religious institutions in the country. 

DSGMC has set up recycling plant capable of handling 2 tonnes of flower /lanagar waste / dry leaves on a daily basis to responsibly dispose of the Langar waste / flowers /garlands etc , the devotees offer daily to make organic maure /vermicompost from the waste materials.The fully automatic plant has been commissioned on experimental basis at present to experiment with the zero-waste model and will be commissioned on full scale during current month which will serve an excellent and eco-friendly process for floral waste management, minimize environmental footprint besides providing additional employement opportunity and resources for the holy shrine.

Built by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh Dhaliwal in 1783 during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam is visited by around Seventy five thousand devottees daily in normal days while around one lakh fifty thousand devottees drawn from different religious faiths offer their obesience on holidays , festival seasons and Gurpurb to seek divine solace, mental peace and develop spirtual connect.

ONE TIME USE PLASTIC REPLACES WITH ECO FRIENDLY JUTE  BAGS

Average around 5000 poly bags/thermocoal cup plates used in to distribute Prasad/ Fruits etc to devottees daily has now been replaced with eco friendly jute bags/ Leaf Bowls (Dona Pattal) since October 2, 2019 in holy shrine which is considered as one of the iconic places among religious institutions in the country. DSGMC has set up recycling plant capable of handling 2 tonnes of flower /lanagar waste / dry leaves on a daily basis to responsibly dispose of the Langar waste / flowers /garlands etc , the devotees offer daily to make organic maure /vermicompost from the waste materials.

12 LACS DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TOURIST VISITS EVERY YEAR

The shrine considered to be one of major religios tourism attractions that represent Sikh culture is visited by 12 lakh domestic and international tourist annually to enjoy holistic/mystical experience, experience divine vibrations from the surroundings and witness incredible sightseeing experience due to its extraordinary architectures.. The breathtaking structure of this holy shrine that encourage meditation and mindfulness. makes it one of most beautiful sacred places in India .

COMPLETE BAN ON WOODEN AND CHAR COAL

The DSGMC has completely shifted to clean Piped Natura Gas fuel for preparing langar to around 35,000 persons daily and has further completely banned use of wooden/char coal etc for preparing Langar in its complex by various social and charitable organizations who separately cooks and distribute community food on important religious occassions .The committee has taken various eco friendly initiative to increase green cover, check pollution and shift to clean energy to honor the Sikh tradition of preserving ‘Mata Dharat’ (Mother Earth).

The simply stunning iconic sikh heritage gurdwara has taken various initiative to save water in the complex by installing Water-Saving Appliances and Fixtures and recycling waste water to use for gardening, floor washing, flushing and other water requirements .The shrine has made significant strides in cleanliness through community participation by involving NGOs, Singh Sabhas and visiting devottees ."We have an employee base of 500 people in Gurdwara out of that one-third employees are cleanliness workers said Sh Manjinder Singh Sirsa President.

LANGAR TO 1500 DEVOTEES IN ONE SITTING

The holy shrine is cleaned round-the-clock by around one thousand visiting devottees who volunteerily take up various jobs directly associated with cleanliness and management as part of their devotion to the holy shrine . He said that modern machines have been installed in lagar hall having capacity of feeding 1500 persons at one instant to clean rust dust etc to check pollution and maintain hygenic and cleanliness etc and machines have been put in place for cleaning langar utensils to saves water and achieve maximum hygenic standards.

He said that all the open places in gurdwara complex will be made green by planting eco friendly saplings while maximum plantation has been done in the gurdwara periphery complex .He said that solar system has been installed to check carbon emission and provide clean energy besides heating etc in the gurdwara complex .He said that massive awareness drive has been launched to educate and awaken visiting devottees to maintain hygenic , cleaniness, improve environment etc in sacred place and involve them in water conservation, clean air campaign, green cover and swachh bharat abhiyan to make it a mass movement said  Sirsa. 

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