School students to plant 15,000 fruit trees in WB
Kolkata: To make Kolkata and its suburbs look greener, school students have come together to organise a plantation drive with 15,000 fruit bearing saplings.
The planting of saplings is being done by students of various school, guides, scouts and NGO workers with help from an event management company.
More than 5000 saplings have already been planted while the remaining will be completed within the coming month.
"This initiative has many benefits. Not only will the city get more oxygen to breathe with these trees, the children are also getting sensitised on the need to protect the environment," said the organiser Zawed Ali of A2Z Events Promotion Entertainment.
He said since the trees are fruit bearing ones, the underprivileged people associated with the campaign can sell those fruits later on to earn a living.
Besides, the fruit trees would help increase the number birds which has been dwindling in the city of late.
After the completion of the plantation drive, the kids plan to embark on another initiative to create a record in the Limca Book by flying 2000 kites at the same time from one place.
"We will do this at Maidan in December to get back the kite flying spirit amongst the youngsters," Ali said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena's diary reveals disturbed relationship with parents: DNA reports
- Sheena case: Indrani quizzed jointly with Peter, denies killing daughter
- PM Modi's Buddha mantra for peace at Global Hindu Buddhist Conclave
- DNA: Bharat Bandh hits normal life; Bengal, Kerala among most affected
- Govt extended last date for e-filing of I-T return to Sept 7
- Sheena Bora murder saga: 12 questions that police asked Peter Mukerjea during 12-hour grilling?
- Sunny Leone steamy condom ad (uncensored): Watch why this video is making news
- Indrani Mukerjea confesses to her role in Sheena Bora murder case
- 'Insulted' Samajwadi Party walks out of 'Janata Parivar', to contest Bihar polls alone
- BJP-RSS review meet, Day 2: NDA's education policy, Patel quota stir on agenda