Tribune News Service
Panchkula, July 27
From birth till death, trees play a vital role in human life. That is why trees and plants hold a special importance in our country, said Panchkula legislator and Haryana Assembly Speaker Gyan Chand Gupta.
Gupta was presiding over the Van Mahotsav celebrations at Government PG College, Sector 1, here today.
He said the Covid-19 pandemic had also emphasised the need for a clean environment and every citizen should fulfill his duty towards humanity by planting more and more trees.
Gupta planted trees like kadamba, putranjiva, maulshree, etc., in the college campus and also inspected the newly constructed gymnasium.
Principal Dr Archana Mishra highlighted the benefits of various trees and urged everyone to plant at least one tree in their lifetime.
A plantation drive was also held at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force complex in Sector 26. Gupta, accompanied by Panchkula Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal, also planted saplings at the ITBP complex.
Vijay Deswal, Adjutant, 50th Vahini, ITBP, said last year, more than 10,000 saplings were planted in Panchkula and its adjoining areas.
He said this year, they had a target of planting more than 8,000 trees. He said the trees would be planted in Sector 26, 26, 27, 28, and Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway No 5 till Tipra toll plaza. He said so far, 5, 700 samplings have already been planted.
Gupta lauded the social service by the ITBP.
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