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CM inaugurates “Narendra Modi Van” at Lal Bahadur Shastri Lake in Ahmedabad

    71st Birth Anniversary of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi

    Launch of a plantation drive in presence of CM at Lal Bahadur Shastri Lake in Ahmedabad

    As many as 71,000 saplings to be planted 

    Gandhinagar, Thursday:  On the 71st Birth Anniversary of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel conveys his wishes to PM and sets a record by planting as many as 71 thousand trees in the newly constructed “Narendra Modi Van” at Lal Bahadur Shastri Lake in Ahmedabad and conveyed the message of nature conservation.

    Stating that 71 thousand trees would help in increasing the green cover area of Ahmedabad city, the CM expressed the wish of increasing the green cover to save the environment and provide pure oxygen to the citizens by planting more and more trees in the cities and metros of the state.

    State Government has organized more than 375 poor welfare programs across the state today to mark his 71st birthday, CM.

    Recalling the environmental activities of his tenure as Chief Minister, Mr. Patel said that a separate Climate Change Department has been started in the state of Gujarat in 2009 as a result of Narendra Bhai’s foresight keeping in view the future challenges in the field of environment. Mr. Modi started the celebration of Van Mahotsav in various districts of the state from 2009, which was earlier celebrated only in Gandhinagar and has connected the masses with the forest.

    Based on the cultural, historical and religious significance at the district level, this celebration of Van Mahotsav has become prevalent at the state level today through which the new energy of love for conservation of nature has also been transmitted to the masses. Today, a total of 21 cultural forests have been established across the state from 2004 to 2021.

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, we all understood the importance of oxygen, so instead of getting oxygen from oxygen cylinders, the Chief Minister called for a tree planting campaign to get natural oxygen by planting more and more trees in the state and to develop urban forests by planting intimate trees in less land using the Miyawaki method to increase green cover across the state.

    The tree planting program was organized by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to accelerate the “mission million trees” campaign. Chief Minister was honoured by the leaders of various communities.

    Ahmedabad MP Mr. Hasmukhbhai Patel, Mr. Kiritbhai Solanki, MLA’s Mr. Pradipsinh Jadeja, Mr. Vallabhbhai Kakadia, Ahmedabad City Mayor Mr. Kiritbhai Parmar, Standing Committee Chairman, Corporator, Party leader, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner and people at large were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat