Make your birthday meaningful by planting saplings : CM Shri Chouhan

Plantation must to save earth from dangers of erratic rainfall, melting of glaciers and rising sea level
CM Shri Chouhan takes part in programme organized on one year completion of daily plantation
Voluntary organizations plant 425 saplings under CM Shri Chouhan’s leadership
Tree plantation campaign to continue

Bhopal, 24 February. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that tree plantation is necessary to reduce the temperature of the atmosphere. Due to climate change and global warming, the temperature of the earth will increase by 2 degrees centigrade because of which glaciers will melt, sea level will rise and rainfall will be irregular. One of the effective means of avoiding these hazards is tree plantation. We have to make tree plantation an integral part of our life. We must plant saplings in the memory of family members and on every happy occasion. Activities such as making giving bouquets, garlanding and putting up hoardings on birthdays are futile. By planting a tree, birthdays will be more meaningful. With this, we will be offering something to the earth, remembering the day we have come into the world. It will be an expression of love for our earth. Along with this, activities like social service, helping the underprivileged on birthdays etc. should also be encouraged. These activities will give a meaningful shape to our birthday.

CM Shri Chouhan releases book “Shiv vatika, prakrati ki seva ka sankalp

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan along with social organizations was addressing a tree plantation programme in the ABD area of ​​Tatya Tope Nagar in Bhopal. A pledge was taken by Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to plant saplings every day in Amarkantak on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti on February 19, 2021. In the sequence of this resolution, saplings were planted by many organizations along with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Tree plantation was done by the representatives of these institutions in the programme organized today.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planted five saplings including Peepal and Mango along with Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Medical Education Minister Shri Vishwas Sarang, All India Co-Organizational General Secretary Shri Shivprakash, Madhya Pradesh in charge Shri Murlidhar Rao, Khajuraho MP Shri V.D. Sharma, Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, MLA Smt. Krishna Gaur, State Organizational General Secretary Shri Suhas Bhagat, former minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, former minister Shri Ramkrishna Kusmaria, former MLA Shri Ramesh Sharma Guttu Bhaiya and other public representatives.

Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, 425 saplings were planted simultaneously by various social organizations under the resolve to serve nature. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released the book “Shiv Vatika Prakriti ke Seva Ka Sankalp” focusing on the plantation done since February 19, 2021 in order of his resolve. He also reviewed the exhibition focused on the saplings planted throughout the year. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also unveiled the Environment Resolution Plaque. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan met the members of voluntary organizations who had come to plant trees.

Important role of social institutions in the progress of the state

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the world cannot move on without trees. If the environment is to be saved, then the society must also come forward. I started planting saplings every day from Amarkantak on February 19, 2021 on Narmada Jayanti. I have been planting saplings every day from wherever I am. Now I consider these plants like my family. Planting trees creates a feeling of closeness and affection. I feel incomplete on the day I do not plant any sapling. Many organizations joined in the year-long tree plantation campaign. It became clear that many people are doing exemplary work at the field level in Bhopal. Amazing work is being done in the field of environment, education, health, cleanliness, child welfare, women empowerment and self-reliance. From the activities conducted by social and voluntary organizations, it seems that with the cooperation of the institutions, the state can be taken forward and the work of public welfare can be expanded. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that everyone expresses concern for the environment, the society will also have to make continuous efforts to some environment. We must make planting saplings a habit. It will not only give us satisfaction but also to inspire others.

PM Shri Modi targets to release Net-Zero carbon Emissions by 2070

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that India will fulfill its environmental resolutons. The Prime Minister has set a target of Net-Zero Carbon Emission by the year 2070. Plantation of trees is the main effort among the many efforts being made by him for this. But this goal will not be fulfilled by the efforts of one person. We all must come forward. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the torrent of Narmada river, the lifeline of the state appears from the trees. The river flows only when the trees release water drop by drop. There are more than 3 trillion trees on the Earth. The Amazon rain forest, which comprises half of the rest of the Earth’s rainforest, contains 390 billion trees. These trees are doing the job of giving oxygen as well as absorbing carbon emissions thus saving the earth in the process.

Ankur campaign continues for plantation

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Ankur Abhiyan has been started by the state government for tree plantation under which, there is a system to upload photos at the time of planting, thirty days after planting and again after 80 days. The intention is to plant saplings and also to take care and protect the plant. The creative workers involved in this activity will be called Vriksha Veer and Vriksha Veerangana. They will also be rewarded. The state government intends to develop a tendency among the people of the state of planting trees and preserving it.

Activities to keep Earth safe will continue

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government will continue the work of plantation with the help of people. Two trees will be planted every day. These activities will continue with the aim of ensuring a better and safer earth for the generations to come. These activities are like paying off the debt of the earth. The tree plantation campaign will continue.

Not only the country, but the world also needs environment centric development – Shri Shivprakash

Co-Organizational General Secretary Shri Shivprakash, said in the programme that it is due to the resolve of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan that such a pious welfare programme of tree plantation is being undertaken. Environment is also one of the major problems being faced by the nation. To solve this, activities like tree plantation will continue. We have to enliven the vision of environment of Indian culture. Not only the country but the world also needs environment centric development. Shri Shivprakash appealed that we should plant trees, keep rivers clean and pave the way for building a healthy, disease free India. Khajuraho MP Shri V.D. Sharma said that one year of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s resolve to plant saplings every day is nearing completion. On this occasion, the initiative of the voluntary organizations of the state to come forward and plant saplings makes today historic.

Saplings of 14 species planted by social organizations

Under the Prakriti ke seva ka sankalp programme, 425 saplings of 14 species were planted by various social organizations. Under this, 100 saplings of Maulshri, 50 of Conocarpus, 25 each of Kachnar, Belpatra, Peepal, Banyan, Shisham, Neem, Mango, Sakodia and Guava, 20 each of Saptaparni and Parkia and 10 of Parijat were planted. Representatives of the organizations, who had participated in tree plantation along with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan in the previous months, today planted saplings in A.B.D area.

In the recent months, office bearers of Mannat Social Welfare, Gau-Shilp Enterprises, Natraj Performing and Welfare Society, Water Aid India, Ask Sansthan, Avani Welfare Society, Sangini Sanstha, Kabad se Jugaad Swachchhata Team, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Borwan Club, Sarthak, Gau-Grass Ek Pahal, Pacific Blue Society, Avritti, Parv Foundation, I Clean Team, Nirman Parivartan ki Ore, KGN Social Foundation, Dream Bhopal Green Bhopal, Help Box Foundation, Nar Seva Narayan Seva Samiti, R One, INC and Cricket Association for the Blind also planted saplings.

Office-bearers of Bhopal City Live, Dharamshri Foundation, The Lion City Group, Book Wala, Dishanjali Society, Jeevan Sarthak Foundation, Swechha, Kunjal Welfare Society, Return Gift to Mother Earth, Robin Hood Army, Square LLP Voluntary Organization, Angels Welfare Society, Society for Promotion and Protection of Gaukasht and Envroment, Excel Venture Society, Navrachna, Council of Social Justice, Deeprekha, Team Clean and Green, Bachpan, Muskaan, Atmos Welfare Society, Awaaz Jan-Kalyan Samiti, Tript Samajik Seva Sansthan, The Hope of Change and Atal Bihari Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis have also planted saplings.

Among other organizations, Annashesh Welfare Society, Sewa Sankalp Yuva Sangathan, Environment Lover Kuhu Sharma & Group, Shiv Socio Cultural Society, Bansal News, News Nation, Zee-News, IBC-24 News Channel, Saharsh Welfare Society, Muskaan Social Welfare Society, Prayas Team, Rakshita Welfare Society, Umang Gauravdeep Welfare Society, Radio RJ, Child Welfare and Child Literature Research Center, Late RCS Memorial Health Education and Social Welfare Society and Lakecity J.L.U. were also associated with the tree plantation campaign.

Beneficiaries of various schemes Ankur Mitras associated with Ankur Abhiyan, Swachhata Mitra working with Municipal Corporation besides famous poet Shri Manzar Bhopali, people’s representative Shri Surjit Singh Chouhan, Shri Rahul Kothari, Shri Sumit Pachauri etc. took part in the tree plantation along with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.

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