‘Hariyali Mahotsav’ organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
July 11, 2022
“We need to not only plant trees but also nurture them”
- Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change
In the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organized Hariyali Mahotsav on the 8th of July 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.
‘Hariyali Mahotsav’ or ‘Tree Festival’ was organized with a vision of creating awareness among the citizens about the importance of trees. This event was a medium for encouraging the masses to plant trees and to create awareness about the benefits of forest conservation and the role of Forest/Greenery in maintaining the ecological balance. The insights gained from this event are critical for environmental conservation-related policy preparation and updation, along with other plans and initiatives.
Hariyali Mahotsav 2022 was organized in collaboration with State Governments, police institutions, and schools. Participants undertook tree plantation drives. Ceremonial plantations were carried out at 75 Nagar Vans, 75 km of road length around 75 police establishments, 75 schools in Delhi, and 75 degraded sites across the country.
The highlight of the event was a concert by multi-Grammy winner Indian music composer and environmentalist, Ricky Kej.
The Hariyali Mahotsav was attended by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav, along with Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey.
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