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Radhasoami Satsang Plants Hundreds of Saplings of Neem, Tamarind, Sheesham, Keenu and Shahtoot in Agra

SPHEEHA secretary Pradip Kumar Sahgal told IANS, saplings were planted by a group of children, registered under the Santsu Superman Scheme

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The green campaign, launched by the Society for Preservation of Healthy Environment and Ecology and Heritage of Agra (SPHEEHA), was inaugurated by P.S. Satsangi Sahab, spiritual leader of the Radhasoami Satsang, by planting a sapling of keenu. Pixabay

To support the Taj city greening drive, members of the Radhasoami Satsang, Dayalbagh, planted hundreds of saplings of neem, tamarind, sheesham, keenu and shahtoot, here on Saturday.

The green campaign, launched by the Society for Preservation of Healthy Environment and Ecology and Heritage of Agra (SPHEEHA), was inaugurated by P.S. Satsangi Sahab, spiritual leader of the Radhasoami Satsang, by planting a sapling of keenu.

SPHEEHA secretary Pradip Kumar Sahgal told IANS, saplings were planted by a group of children, registered under the Santsu Superman Scheme run by the Satsang. It regularly also monitors around 5,000 trees planted in cities, like Lucknow, Noida, Delhi, Pune, Agra Zone 2 and Mumbai.

Radhasoami Satsang, Saplings, Agra
To support the Taj city greening drive, members of the Radhasoami Satsang, Dayalbagh, planted hundreds of saplings of neem, tamarind, sheesham, keenu and shahtoot, here on Saturday. Pixabay

Special guest Prem Prashant, former Haryana Chief Secretary, underlined the importance of tree plantation and cautioned against unsustainable development and its adverse impact on the environment and ecology.

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Due to sustained plantation and regular monitoring of saplings over years, the Dayalbagh area here has turned lush green with high tree density. Devotees and pilgrims from outside also join the plantation drives. (IANS)

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11 mn Saplings Were Simultaneously Planted in Turkey During Mass Campaign

Despite the initial target of 11 million, nearly 14 million saplings were adopted for the campaign

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The planting started precisely at 11.11 a.m. lwith a view to carrying Turkey into the Guinness Book of Records by planting the highest number of Saplings in an hour and creating the largest digital photo album of the event. Pixabay

Eleven million Saplings were simultaneously planted on Monday across Turkey as part of a mass campaign aimed at contributing to the agriculture while establishing a greener landscape for future generations.

The campaign is dubbed “Breath Into the Future”, Xinhua news agency quoted Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli as saying.

“We ensured that 11 million saplings were planted in three hours at 2,023 different points in 81 provinces,” he said.

The planting started precisely at 11.11 a.m. lwith a view to carrying Turkey into the Guinness Book of Records by planting the highest number of saplings in an hour and creating the largest digital photo album of the event.

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Eleven million Saplings were simultaneously planted on Monday across Turkey as part of a mass campaign aimed at contributing to the agriculture while establishing a greener landscape for future generations. Pixabay

Despite the initial target of 11 million, nearly 14 million saplings were adopted for the campaign, with 212,000 in Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, and nearly 340,000 in the capital Ankara.

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Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared November 11 as National Forestation Day. (IANS)