Tree Plantation to Revive a Stream in Ganga Boghpur, Dehradun

A beautiful plantation programme was organised at Chand Patar, Ganga Bhogpur, Dehradun graced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat​ji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Dr Anil Joshi​iji, Founder of HESCO, Jai Raj, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttarakhand, Col HS Ranaji of the Eco Task Force and many like-minded service organisations such as the Waste Warriors – Dehradun​, Zero Waste as well as several schools were involved to help support the local villagers efforts to revive their local stream.

On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji said, “निर्णय से निश्चय की यात्रा , नीर से नारायण की यात्रा , गाँव से गंगा की यात्रा और धारा से गंगा सागर की यात्रा I am so glad to see the conviction, commitment & dedication of our Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat ji to protect Uttarakhand’s natural heritage. He is a green, yogi leader and the state is fortunate to have a leader like him who is connected to the hearts of the common man and is concerned about the welfare of the villages of our Himalayan state.”

Several fruit trees, medicinal plants and other plant types were planted enthusiastically amidst pouring rain by the honourable digniatries, civil society organisations, army officers, members of the Eco Task Force and several hundred students. 50 moringa saplings and 5 Rudraksha saplings were also given by GIWA and Ganga Action Parivar towards the cause.

During the occasion, they also discussed organising the upcoming #HimalayaDiwas ( #HimalayaDay on the 9th September) celebrations jointly with the State Government, HESCO and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​. The Hon’ble CM declared that they would celebrate not just a day but a whole week in honour of raising awareness and inspiring action for the preservation and protection of our sacred Himalayas.

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