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4000 Saplings Planted In 60 Seconds, A ‘Go-Green’ Initiative In Udaipur Sets Guinness World Record

The ‘go-green’ initiative was organised by the Prince of Udaipur Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar on the occasion of his birthday, with an aim to make people of Udaipur adopt a plant and encourage them to lead an eco-friendly life

4000 Samplings Planted In 60 Seconds, A ‘Go-Green’ Initiative In Udaipur Sets Guinness World Record

New Delhi: The people of Udaipur came together to celebrate the birthday of the prince of Udaipur Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar in a unique way by making a world record, on Tuesday. On his birthday, the prince initiated a ‘Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyaan’ (‘trees are life’ Mission) in which more than 4,000 (4,035) people participated and potted saplings in less than 60 seconds. This initiative broke the previous record which stood at 2000 saplings potted in 60 seconds. While talking to NDTV about the initiative, Prince Lakshyaraj said,

The idea behind this initiative was to encourage people to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow, given the current challenges of global warming, ecological imbalance and various natural calamities which have resulted due to our activities. Our focus should be to give back to the nature. From birth till the end we take so much from the environment and the society. Thus caring for the mother earth should be a priority for each one of us so that we are able to provide a better tomorrow for the generations to come.

 

According to the prince, thousands of school students, army personnel and citizens from all walks of life participated in the event. He further said that the each participant was asked to take the plant potted by them to their home and take care of it and make it a part of their lives.

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“We all have to step in and take the charge of bringing a change, before it gets too late”, says Prince Lakshyaraj on the current state of air pollution. He added that the recent fires in the Amazon forest and the bushfires of Australia have instilled a new sense of empathy in him which led him to start the Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyaan’. He further said that,

Taking care of the Mother Nature will not only help environment, but also the people as it will improve their standard of living and the quality of their life.

Yogesh Sharma, who runs a resort near Fatehsagar Lake of Udaipur, participated in the initiative said,

It is a matter of pride for all of us as we are a part of the prestigious world record. But more than that, the event got us all discussing about the current situation of deteriorating air quality in so many cities of our country. While Udaipur’s air quality is not that bad but looking at the rate of development and urbanisation, it is just a matter of time.

In the end, Prince Lakshyaraj shared that the Palace intends to continue and further intensify its green initiative by planting trees on hills of Aravalli that has been facing deforestation due to various developmental activities and making people aware about the importance of living an eco-friendly life.

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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