Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Prime Minister to Start Tree Plantation Drive on World Environment Day; Plantation Programmes Across India. What about you?

Dhirendra Kumar
News Curator cum Moderator
Indian Botanists
New Delhi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will start a tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at his official residence, 7 RCR on June 5, to mark the World Environment Day. Addressing the media here today ahead of the World Environment Day, Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Shri Prakash Javadekar said that the captain of the Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli and international wrestler, Sushil Kumar will participate in a function to plant saplings at Paryavaran Bhawan. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5, 2015 by planting saplings across the country. 

Photo Courtesy: The Hindu
On the evening of June 5, cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and Rohit Sharma, along with Shri Prakash Javadekar and Maharashtra Minister for primary, higher and technical & Medical education and Culture Shri Vinod Tawde and others will plant saplings in Mumbai at Joggers Park on Carter Road.

Cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan will join Ministers and other local leaders in planting saplings in Vadodara.

In Indore, Narendra Hirwani, Sanjay Jagdale and Gopal Sharma will join Madhya Pradesh’s Urban Administration, Housing and Environment Minister Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya and other local leaders in the plantation campaign.

The Indian Cricket team, along with BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, will participate in a plantation drive in Kolkata on June 6. The Indian Cricket team will later leave for Bangladesh to play a Test match and One Day Internationals.

Renowned boxers Mary Kom and Sarita Devi, billiards player Geet Sethi and hockey player Viren Rasquinha have also pledged their support to the campaign and will also plant saplings wherever they are on June 5.

Indian Botanists, supports the programme and appeal to all plant lovers, professional botanists to participate in 'Tree Plantation Drive'. You can share the photos of plantation programme with us by sending e-mail or sharing directly on our facebook page and twitter handle (@indianbotanists). Photos received through e-mail will be shared on our facebook page and twitter times-line. It will also be included in our facebook album 'Tree Plantation Drive'. Use the hashtag #TreePlantationDriveWED

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