Telangana Governor plants saplings at Raj Bhavan on World Environment Day

05-06-2021 Sat 20:46

Hyderabad, June 5: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, has planted saplings at the Raj Bhavan, here, on Saturday.
Rajya Sabha Member J. Santosh Kumar, who launched Green India Challenge, has also joined the Governor in the programme and planted a sapling at the Raj Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor called upon all sections of the people to join hands in greening our State and country.

“Protecting, promoting, and restoring our ecosystem is vital for the health of the mother Earth. We must give the healthier ecosystem to future generations for their wellbeing. In order to ensure better health of the planet, we must follow the sustainable development models,” she added.

Referring to the Green India Challenge, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan lauded the efforts of Rajya Sabha Member J. Santosh Kumar in striving to improve the green cover.

“The planting of more than 10 crore saplings, involving different sections of the people and taking the greenery challenge on a massive scale will go a long way in improving our green cover,” she added.

The Governor also felicitated the MP for undertaking the gigantic task of increase of green cover with an apt slogan “Hara Hain Tho Bara Hain (If it is green, it is complete) .She appreciated his untiring efforts in promoting  planting saplings. She lauded the efforts in bringing out "Vruksha Vedam",a book explaining the importance,medicinal and therapeutic properties of various plants as written in our ancient scriptures and Vedas.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan also congratulated the MP on recently getting a special appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Green India Challenge initiative.

The Governor termed the MP’s initiative “Green India Challenge” as an inspiring one and hoped that his mission would transform our State into a greener one.

The Governor’s spouse, renowned Nephrologist Dr. P. Soundararajan, Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan, Joint Secretaries and other senior officials joined the plantation programme. 

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