Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel attended ‘Amrit Brikshya Andolan’ at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Sunday (September 17) and started the process of planting 1 crore saplings and its protection. On this occasion, CM Sarma said,
Today, we have started the process of planting 1 crore saplings and its protection. We have tried to create some world records from September 9. So far we have yet to receive the certificates from the authority of the Guinness Book of World Records. We planted a 22.22 km long line of spiral pattern with more than 3 lakh saplings on September 9. It should be part of the world record.
Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded Assam’s ‘Amrit Brikshya Andolan’ and said that initiatives like these will further bolster our national mission for clean and green growth.
Also Read: Assam Eyeing Nine World Records During Mega Plantation Drive PM Narendra Modi wrote a letter to Assam CM Sarma and said,
Dear Himanta Biswa Sarma Ji, I received your letter and it is heartening to learn about the launch of the Amrit Brikshya Andolan. The idea of planting one crore saplings across Assam is admirable and laudable
PM also mentioned a Sanskrit message in his letter which translates as,
Trees purify the air and are helpful in driving away diseases. Thus, planting and protection of trees is beneficial for living beings.
PM said in letter,
Bringing nature and progress together has been a hallmark of the development model of new India. While we have been the fastest growing economy, we have also been perhaps the only major nation to meet committed climate targets.
PM Modi further extended his greetings on Amrti Brikshya Andolan and said that it will benefit the people of Assam in various ways. The Assam government has taken an initiative aimed to plant over 1 crore commercially viable saplings across the state by individuals under ‘Amrit Brikshya Andolan’ on September 17 and as part of the exercise, the state government will also attempt to set up 9 Guinness World Records.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said while addressing a press conference in Guwahati that, Assam’s mega plantation drive ‘Amrit Brikhya Andolan, 2023’ involving plantation of over one crore seedlings of 53 numbers of commercially valuable species, to be planted across the state in one day on September 17 this year, in a Jan Bhagidaari model and the state government will attempt to create multiple records.
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