Plantation must for giving clean environment to the coming generation

02 Jul 2017
Plantation must for giving clean environment to the coming generation

Expressing concern over the rising temperature of the Earth due to global warming Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that tree plantation is essential for giving clean environment to the coming generation. He said that by record plantations at the Narmada river Basin and banks, the people of the state have spread the message of environment conservation to the world. The Chief Minister was addressing a massive crowd present after the plantation at Lamhetaghat in Jabapur district today. General public today planted more than 42 lakh plants in one day in Jabalpur district.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that he had taken the resolve for widespread plantation on both the banks of Narmada on July 2 during the Narmada Seva Yatra so that the Narmada river continues to flow incessantly. The plantation programme is taking actual shape today with widespread participation by the people of the state. He said that I was happy to see people planting sapling at various places. Mentioning the Paris Agreement from the environment conservation point of view the Chief Minister said that by 2050, the temperature of the earth will rise by 2 degree celcius. Glaciers will begin to melt, oceans will swell up, villages, island will submerge under water. Rain cycle will turn uncontrollable and the very existence of human beings would be at peril. Today the soil of Madhya Pradesh is spreading message and trying to save the Narmada from climatic changes.

Minister in charge Dr. Gaurisankar Shejwar lauded the Chief Minister for giving the state’s plantation the form of a public campaign. Mahamandleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranandji said that there is tremendous enthusiasm in people for the plantation programme. He said that by getting the plantation work done on such a massive scale, the Chief Minister is doing good for the Earth. Earlier the Chief Minister performed puja-archana of the statue of Maa Narmada. The Chief Minister became a participant in the grand campaign by planting a chandan sapling.

All sections of the society were seen participating in the massive plantation campaign. People belonging to the Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian community took part enthusiastically in the plantation programme at several places in the district including Lamhetaghat on the banks of Narmada. Editors of newspapers, representatives of print and electronic media and journalists also planted saplings on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s call and became witness to the world record.

District Minister in charge Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Mineral Resources, Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, MLA Smt. Pratibha Singh, Anchal Sonkar, Nandni Marawi, Sushil Tiwari, Ashok Rohani, Mayor Dr. Swati Sadanand Godbole, Bhedaghat Nagar Panchayat President, Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand, Mahamandleshwar Swami Shyamdas, M.P. Gau Samvardhan Board Chairman Swami Akhileshwaranand, Madhya Pradesh Backward Class and Minority Finance Development Corporation Vice Chairman S.K. Muddin and religious leaders and Dharmacharyas of all religions were present on the occasion.