Public programmes will begin in Madhya Pradesh with plantation of saplings and “Kanya Poojan” (girl worship) ceremony: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal/Amarkantak: Inaugurating a massive plantation Campaign along the Narmada river, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that public programmes in the State will begin with plantation of saplings and Kanya Poojan (girl worship) ceremony.
The chief minister said that entire state is fulfilling the commitment to enrich greenery around Maa (mother) Narmada today. Hundreds of thousand people are offering prayers to the Narmada river and undertaking plantation at their own will, he said adding there is an atmosphere of enthusiasm in the entire state. Elders, children, women, students, farmers, social activists, journalists, administrative officers, police personnel and people from all walks of life are planting saplings today. This is a unque example of public participation and river conservation.
Addressing the people at a huge plantation programme organised at Amarkantak today, Chouhan said that trees are integral part of life. They give us fresh oxygen control the earth’s temperature, therefore each citizen of the state should shoulder responsibility to plant at least one sapling and ensure its protection. The Chief Minister Chouhan also participated in the plantation programme which was organised by district biodiversity management committee (BMC) set up at the initiative of Madhya Pradesh State Biodoversity Board, Police, Sports and Youth Welfare department.
Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board along with Bhopal Birds organised a special plantation programme at the Kaliasot dam site.
Marking the plantation campaign, Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, in collaboration with Bhopal Birds, also organized a “Seed Sowing Operation” with the help of about 100 students and children at the Kaliasot Dam site in Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. On this occasion, Member Secretary MPSBB and Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest R. Sreenivasa Murthy was present with his team and a large number of volunteers
Commissioner Public Relations Anupam Rajan joined a special plantation event held at Jansampark campus in the state capital to mark the Grand Plantation Campaign. Director Public Relations Anil Mathur, Additional Directors Suresh Gupta, Mangla Prasad Mishra, L.R. Sisodiya, and H.L. Chowdhary also planted saplings.