Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday planted a sapling on the occasion of Harela and in the memory of noted Garhwali folk singer Jeet Singh Negi at Smriti Van to mark its opening. The Chief Minister appealed to people of the state to shun plastic to save the environment.
Nearly 3.5 lakh saplings were planted within an hour at different places in Dehradun district to mark the occasion.
Rawat said conserving the saplings is as important as planting them and asked people of the state to adopt one or two of them, out of which 60,000 would grow into fruit bearing trees.
He also spoke of massive tree plantation drives carried out by the government in the past to revive the state”s Rispana and Kosi rivers.
On the occasion, Governor of Uttaranchal, Baby Rani Maurya too distributed medicinal plants like Haldi, Ghritkumari, Tulsi, Giloy and lemon grass among village women at the Raj Bhavan.
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