New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for planting at least five trees either in Office campus or wherever it is possible, to ensure a clean and healthy environment of the country. There is monsoon season going on and a sapling can easily get the initial nutrition and support it needs to grow. Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel called upon everyone to take part in “Sankalp Parva” and plant trees. Patel informed that the Ministry of Culture has decided to celebrate Sankalp Parva from June 28 to July 12, wherein Ministry will urge all its subordinate offices, academies, attached and affiliated institutions to plant trees. He added that the ministry recommends planting five trees which represent the herbal heritage of our country. These trees are Bargad (Banyan), Amla (Indian gooseberry or Phyllanthus emblica), Peepal (Ficus religiosa), Ashoka (Saraca asoca) and Bel (Aegle marmelos also called Bengal quince). He further said that if sapling of these trees is not available then people may do plantation of any other sapling of their choice.
The minister stressed that the organizations must ensure that each employee should plant at least one tree of their choice over and above these five trees.The Institutions must ensure that the employee takes care of plant planted by them during the year so that it survives and flourishes. Patel has urged everyone to participate in the Sankalp Parv and share the photo of plantation with hashtags in Hindi and English #संकल्पपर्व #SankalpParv with Ministry of Culture.
"Monsoon season has started, which is the right time for plantation. We have realised the importance of clean and healthy environment during this lockdown period, also we are proud of our herbal wealth which has enough strength to enable us to sail through safely in the period of Pandemic" said Prahlad Singh Patel. "I urge everybody to participate in this Sankalp Parv and plant and take care of at least one plant, so we can create a healthy environment and a flourishing “Bharat”, he added.
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