Gurgaon: After the successful completion of mass plantation drive last month that saw plantation of over 2,000 trees across Gurgaon, the Art of Living (AOL) voluntary organisation on Saturday planted up to 10,000 trees in various schools in the millennium city on the occasion of Independence Day.
The AOL team-led by Shalini Rajani Sharma expressed deep gratitude to Haryana's Forest Department's DFO Vasvi Tyagi for giving her strong support to this noble thought.
“Right from the beginning Mrs Tyagi has been very helpful. She not only helped us with the necessary paper work, but also agreed to provide saplings at a minimalistic cost of just Re 1 per sapling, which otherwise is around Rs 20 onwards in nurseries,” says Shalini.
The Heritage School educated its students about importance of tree plantation through posters and banners before distributing 2,500 saplings. Pathways World School also distributed 1,600 saplings to all its students and teachers, allowing them to give their contribution towards environment conservation. Most of the city's elite schools, including Sri Ram Police Public School, Bharti International, Rotary Public as well as government schools in Nathupur and Kanhai village also joined the Green movement.
Saplings including Neem, Mulberry (Shehtooth), Jamun, lemon, Pilkhan, hibiscus, Badam papdi, Chandni, Cirrus, Tricoma were planted during this drive.
And as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's organisation is gearing up for the World Cultural Festival in 2016, the AOL Gurgaon chapter is now planning to reach out to corporates and SMEs for their green initiative.