Chandigarh’s top government officials and IPS officers came together for a tree plantation drive organised by RoundGlass Foundation recently at IRB Complex, Sarangpur, New Chandigarh. Around 3,000 trees were planted at the event, which was graced by Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh Shri Dharam Pal as chief guest. Home Secretary, UT Chandigarh Shri Nitin Kumar Yadav, Finance Secretary, UT, Chandigarh Shri Vijay Namdeorao Zade, DGP Chandigarh Shri Praveer Ranjan, IGP Chandigarh Shri Raj Kumar Singh, DIGP Chandigarh Shri Deepak Purohit, DC/UT Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, SSP/S&T Ms Manisha Choudhary, SSP/UT Smt. Kanwardeep Kaur, SP/Hqrs Shri Ketan Bansal, SP/IRB Ms Shruti Arora, SP/City Shri Mridul were also present on this occasion. The plantation drive was organised by RoundGlass Foundation, as a part of the ongoing Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting festival. Speaking at the event, Shri Dharam Pal said, “This plantation drive is a great initiative by RoundGlass Foundation, which is committed to regreening Punjab. It is on a mission to plant 1 billion trees in the state, which has one of the lowest forest covers in India. RoundGlass Foundation has already planted around 17 lakh trees in Punjab and aims to take this number to 20 lakh (2 million) by the end of 2023. Trees and forests are essential for the very sustenance of life. They enrich biodiversity, improve air, water and soil quality and fight climate change. We are thankful for the impact RoundGlass Foundation is creating in Punjab and are happy to support them in all their efforts and endeavours.” Vishal Chowla, Leader, RoundGlass Foundation expressed his gratitude to all the senior government officials and IPS officers who participated in the event and said, “I am thankful to all the attending dignitaries for taking time out to support us in regreening Punjab. At RoundGlass Foundation we are committed to increasing the green cover of Punjab and under our Plant for Punjab programme, we have already planted around 17 lakh native trees in 1,200 villages, creating more than 1,000 mini forests. These green spaces are reviving the local biodiversity and water tables, binding the soil, and acting as carbon sinks. In all our plantation activities, we mobilize citizen power by partnering with Panchayats, volunteers, local youth clubs etc. All our programmes work with and involve the local communities and administration of Punjab.” Last year, too, during Van Mahotsav RoundGlass Foundation organised several tree-plantation drives across Punjab. Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting festival, is hosted across India in the first week of July, just at the onset of the monsoons, when the soil is moist enough to support plantation activities.
About RoundGlass Foundation RoundGlass Foundation has been working in Punjab since 2018 creating a healthier, happier, and more vibrant Punjab by applying the principles of Wholistic Wellbeing. RoundGlass Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children, youth, women, communities, and the environment by making significant social, cultural, and economic investments in the state. RoundGlass Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 17 lakh people in 1700 villages of Punjab through its four programmes: Learn Punjab, which builds confidence and critical thinking among rural children; Sports Punjab, which is giving children in rural areas equal opportunities to play; Sustain Punjab that works towards reforestation, solid waste management, and regenerative farming, and Her Punjab, which is empowering women by enabling their health and financial independence.
Source: BusinessWire India