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.
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.
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)