Inspired by Balbir Singh Seechewal, Jalandhar boy wins an award for his project on Bein: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Jalandhar, July 16

Jalandhar boy Aryan Rajput won the regional INTACH “Endangered Nature” competition award for his reporting on his “Water Body Clean Up” project report. As a budding astronaut and environmental lover, Aryan, who studies in the 9th Standard, submitted his report based on and inspired by the gigantic cleansing and kar sewa of Saint Kali Bein.

The INTACH competition titled “Nature in Danger: My Project Report” invited thousands of entries from students across the country, with 10 national awards, 42 regional awards and some special awards announced. Aryan who won the regional award is a student from Jalandhar inspired by the environment.

Speaking to The Tribune, Aryan said, “I met environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal on one of my recent trips to Sultanpur Lodhi after the lockdown and was inspired by his Bein clean-up initiative. I spoke to the environmentalist and the villagers who shared some extremely inspiring stories. This prompted me to work on this project. The price is a huge encouragement.

Aryan, who has been researching the internet extensively about the project, knowing its ins and outs, is also keen to make an environmental difference. He is an ecology lover and believes that everyone should do their part to save the planet.

Aryan is currently preparing to pursue studies in astronomical engineering.

While Aryan’s mother is the principal of a Beas school, his father is an educational advisor. He says the atmosphere at home also helps him pursue his dream.

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