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Suraj Karnal, Haryana North : The Paudaropan samaroh has been celebrated by planting nearly 30 shady/Neem plants in govt. Middle School, Panchkula, on 26th July. School children and teachers planted the plants. Staff cooperated fully and was very happy on this activity. Conducted ' Tulsi Vitran’ Samaroh on 24.8.2014 by distributing nearly 50 Ttulsi plants to morning walkers, in lawns of sector-20, Panchkula. People took keen interest. The uses of tulsi were told briefly to the present there by R.K.Sharma and the brochures elaborating the importance and uses of Tulsi were distributed to all present on the occasion.

Jammu East, J & K : Branch started plantation drive on 13th day of August 2014 in park of Housing Board near the bank of Tawi river in which 80 plants of different types such as Alsatonia, Gulmohar, Bottle Brush, Neem, Kanakchampa, Jamun etc. were planted. Earlier, there were no plants in the newly constructed park. These plants will help in purification of the environment and also give shade to walkers along with fresh air at later stage.

Jaito, Punjab South: on September 15 branch distributed tulsi plants chief guest Sant Rishi Ram Jalal distributed plants.  

Mahabub Nagar,  A.P. West/Telangana : Branch Celebrated Plantation Day at Adarsha B.Ed College Premises on 17/09/2014 at Mahabubnagar, members and college students planted 42 saplings in the college premises. Sri Venkat Ramudu, Divisional Social Forest Officer of the District was Chief Guest. He exhorted upon the members and students to work hard with devotion and dedication for the betterment of the society.

(Niti: Nov., 2014)

Dr. Kitchlu Ludhiana, Punjab North :  Sh. R.P.Gupta, Project Director gave very useful tips on Significance of water in our life and steps to save it for posterity to a gathering of about 70 persons in the premises of BVP Viklang Sahayata Kender, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana.

Talwara Unit : Organized a function in which the holy and spiritual plant of Tulsi which is the remedy of many diseases was planted in different areas of Talwra, with the purpose of making surroundings green, clean and healthy. The plants were distributed among the neighbors of the members too for a better and wide involvement of maximum people. During the ceremony, the members made common people know about the benefits of Tulsi plant.

Jalalabd, Punjab South : BVP, Jalalabad organized ‘Treed Plantation’ programme on 5-8-2014 at ‘Maa Shardha Vidya Peeth’. All the members of branch planted 100 Trees in the school premises and outside the social premises. A lecture was also delivered to the students regarding importance of Tree Plantation.

Tejaswini, Prayag : Organized Tree Plantation on 19th and 20 July 2014, members planted trees in campus of Annie Besant School and Allahabad Museum. The programme was carried out by President Mrs. Nutan Shukla, Mahila Prakoshth, Mrs. Rita Dwivedi, Mrs. Mithlesh Agarwal, Mrs.Usha Saini, Mrs. Alpona Roy.

Kalanwali, Haryana West : Celebrated the 1st Haryali Teej Mahotsav on July 30th 2014. More than 25 Prishad Privar participated and ladies members enjoy with Punjabi Gidha and Jhula.

Solan, H.P.East : Participated in the Tree Plantation Project on 8th Aug 2014. The site was selected by Sh.Ramesh Kr., Dr.R.C.Garg,Dr.B.N.Korla and Dr. G.D.Bhardwaj Gaddon Shamlat of Subathu Forest Range of Solan Forest Division, with the active assistance of RO Subathu and its staff members. The members of bvp branch specially the ladies, enthusiastically planted about fifty saplings of (Amla Tree), (Bamboo Tree), (Daru Tree) in an area of approximately 0.1 Hectare.

Finally the President, Er. Arun Kumar Sharma thanked all the members for their active participation and support to this noble cause of conservation of the environment. The president also requested the members who will pass that way in future, to stop for a while at plantation site and observe the growth of these plants.

 C-2, Janakpuri, Delhi South : Tree plantation in the nearby parks of the branch was carried out with the help of respective Block RWAs & Horticulture Deptt. of MCD. About 150 sampling of different varies of useful trees were planted.

Ajmer, Rajasthan Central : A tree plantation activity was conducted along the school boundary during which 50 plants of various types were planted within the school premises. 20 student whose birthday was celebrated on the same day were given responsibility to look after the plants. The school principal Shri Rajendra Singh Panwar joined the Parishad team that includes Shri B.B.Bansal, Shri Ram Chandra Sharma, Shri Sharad Goyal and Shri Radhey Shyam Agarwal. The principal appreciated the programmes carried out by the Parishad.

Mukerian : 200 Trees were planted with the help of local Panchayat and Sewa Bharti Mukerian, in village Mandir and govt. primary school on 17th August at village khichain. Panchayat was represented by panchayat members and Prof. S.Sharma Additional Gen. Secretary along with other office bearer participated.

Sunam, Punjab East : Branch distributed Tulsi plants and literature door to door in Sunam on 18th August 2014. Branch distributed 200 Tulsi plants through former state convener (chief guest) Sukhminder Singh Dhaliwal. Patron Krishna Goel and other members of the branch were present.

Bhubaneswar Central, Odisha : Branch organized a plantation programme at adopted village Basantpur on 27.7.2014. Different types of medicinal, Fruit bearing and other tree were planted by members and villagers. Sri P.C. Pattaniak, Convener of Adopted village and other Sr. Members were present.

Chandigarh, Punjab East : organized a tree plantation event. 25 plants were planted staff members of Govt. High School Sec. 22C were present. Students were told about the importance of environmental conservation.

(Niti: Oct., 2014)

Bhubaneswar North, Odhisha : Branch observed vana mahotsav on 1st July at Pravujee English Medium School campus. Founder member Swami Sankarananda Giri Maharaj was all along present with the students during plantation. Swamiji addressed the students on how tree is useful to the human life. Treasurer Sri Chandramani Behera, holding a key post in the State Forest Department, brought a good number of different plants and seedlings for use on the day.

(Niti: Sep., 2014)

Jorhat, Assam : Branch celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2014 by organizing awareness programme and plantation of trees in Dohotia H.S. School campus on the outskirts of Jorhat Town. Welcoming the members of the Parishad, Principal Sri G. Dutta dwelt briefly on the importance of the day and asked the senior students to take part in the tree plantation programme organized by BVP. Senior student of the school presented recitation in conformity with the occasion. Sri R. Bhattacharjee, branch President elaborated on various environmental issues and requested the students to take part in the awareness drive to protect nature and the planet Earth as a part of the WED. Senior member, Shri J. J. Sarkar spoke on the importance of tree plantation to check pollution and the necessity of maintaining balance of nature. App. 60 seedlings of important trees including medicinal trees were planted in the large school campus and its surrounding areas. Posters and banners were affixed all around the walls and the trees highlighting the Gift of Nature.

Karimganj : Branch observed World Environment Day at Brojendra Nagar M. E. School, Suprakandi. 25 saplings were planted covering with net fencing which cost       ` 12625.00/-.

Tezpur : Branch celebrated World Environment Day by distributing 650 plant saplings (fruit bearing as well as having wood value and medicinal) worth ` 7500/- amounts the needy people on 5th June 2014. Organized a lecture on technology, environment and Eco Philosophy in association with Tezpur legal services at Vivekanand study centre wherein a renowned professor, writer and researcher Dr. Kashiradhar Baruha delivered the lecture on the subject. Planted 50 plants having wood value at cremation centre in association with mukti dham  who has taken the responsibility of nurturing the plants.  

Jharkhand : 'Save Trees Save Life' : This quote was successfully applied with the initiative taken by Main Branch Dhanbad on 05.06.2014. The programme was conducted at Bank More area & City Center, Hirapur. Awareness was spread regarding planting trees and benefits of pollution free environment by way of posters and public participation. Prant Secretary Shri Dipak Ruai, Shri Rajesh Agarwal, Shri Shyam Pasari, Shri Prem Singhania, Shri Sunil Tulsyaan, Shri Sanjay More, Shri Jagdish Kabra, Shri Jagdish Mundra, Shri Yogendra Tulsyaan and other remained present.

Mukerian, Punjab North : World Environment Day was celebrated on 5th June. Birds with variegated colours & sweet voices are an important asset of environment. To quench their thirst in scorching heat of sun, 50 earthen pots were distributed amongst members of local branch. Members pledged to keep these pots at suitable places & put potable water daily for use of birds. President Er. Ravinder Singh, Secretary Dr. Gian Chand Rana, Cashier Kamal Sharma, Prof. S.M. Sharma, R.D. Jain & a large number of members participated in it.

(Niti: Aug., 2014)

Vivekanand, Darbhanga, North Bihar : 36 sangwan trees were planted at the proposed site of heaven city Delhi Mor. Participants were Dr. R.K. Prasad Zonal Chairman Zone VII, President Dr. M.M. Mishra, Secretary Ranjan Dr. Koop Kala.

Samana, Punjab East : Planted 1000 plants in 5 different schools and public places under the Presidentship of Vijay Dawar on 01.09.2013. Patron Krishan Goel inaugurated the programme. State Convener Environment Sukhminder Singh Dhaliwal was also present.  

Rajpura : On 11th August 200 plants of ornamental, medicinal, fruits and flowers were planted in Bahawlapur parks. Sh. Raj Khurana Ex. C.P. was chief guest and Sh. Parveen Chhabra President, M.C. presided over the function.

West-II, Chandigarh : Organised a declamation contest on environment on 30.08.2013 in Govt. Model High School, Sector-38-D. 15 students of five schools took part. The team of Govt. Sr.Sec. School was declared first.  

(Niti: Nov., 2013)

Kotkapura, Punjab South : Tree plantation was done at local Civil Hospital where a large no of members were present.

Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar, West Bengal : Tree plantation workshop along with planting of 50 trees was organized at Vivekanand Park, Southern Avenue, Kolkata in association with Mother Earth foundation. 50 students of class XI from Kamala Girls School attended & planted 50 trees by Prof. Pranabesh Sanyal, former Conservator of Forest, Shri Samnath Sen, Dy. Chief Engineer KMC Smt. Chaitali Chattopadhyaya Councilor ward 90, Shri Durga Prasad Mukhopadhyaya Councilor ward 86, members & officials of BVP branches & teachers from school, students were presented with certificates & served refreshments.

(Niti: Oct., 2013)

Magadh, Magadh Bihar : Branch celebrated Environment day by arranging a picnic and tree plantation drive in Lord Shiva temple of Brahamyani hills, Naili road Gaya. Ex-President Pradeep Kumar, Parmeshwar Singh General Secretary, Prof. Bishwanath Prasad Verma and other members were present. About 100 trees and flower saplings were planted.

Trikuta Nagar (Jammu), Jammu-Kashmir : Conducted Vana Mahotsava at Newly Park, Sector-3,Channi Himmat where saplings of many plants including ornamental ones were planted. The local residents were associated with it. The park will be looked after by this branch. The function was attended by the local residents besides Smt. Vanita Kohli President, P.N. Jalla, Secretary Smt. Ritu Gupta Treasurer, S.C. Gupta Patron and others. Independence Day was organized at Shivaji park sector-9 on 9th August 2012. The tricolor was hoisted by Prof. D.R. Kotwal State President.

Gandhi Nagar (Jammu) : To make the environment clean and green branch organized tree plantation day at mentally retarded children home at Channi Rama on 11th August 2012. As many as 40 ornamental, medicinal and shadow saplings were planted. Sweets were distributed among the children. The school authorities have ensured to took after the plants. Dr. Santosh Gupta, National Convener youth participation, Vijay Sharma State Secretary, Branch President, Secretary and Treasurer alongwith 10 other members participated.  

Hajipur, Punjab North : 50 plants of various types including medicinal ones were planted in GRD Public School & a seminar on Environment was also held. All plants were planted by name of students. After one year students whose plants survive will be awarded. The seminar was presided over by Ex. Chairman, Dharampal Sharma Distt. Hoshiarpur. President Cmdr. Sansar Chand Sharma, General Secretary Bansi Lal also spoke on the subject.

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), Punjab East : 1& 2 branches organized van mahotsav on 28.08.2012 at Sector-69, under the guidance of Sh. Mohinder Singh President. Horticulture department of GMADA extended full support in this venture. Members planted 100 different kinds of plants including SDO Horticulture Sh. Mandeep Singh. 'Afforestation gives not only fuel, timber oxygen necessary for human life but also flowers, fruits and vegetation to the human life' said the President. Sh. R.S. Nibber, Vikas Rattan and MD Preetik group of Industries as also Sh. Mandeep Singh SDO enlightened the audience about the importance of plantation. Sh. Nibber promised to provide all possible help in these efforts. Sh. Jatinder Pal Singh, President Kalgidhar Jatha, Punjab promised that all plants in future shall be planted by the Jatha. Teacher's day was celebrated on 04.09.2012 at St. Paul International School, where members of the Parishad also planted trees of various species in the school ground to boost clean environment and greenery necessary for public utility. Sh. M.S. Bhalla Secretary sang a poem on the benefits and importance of plants in human life.

Subhashchanderbose (Kukatpally) Hyderabad, A.P.West : During August 2012, 70 medicinal, ornamental and other types of saplings were planted in different schools. For this 50 tree guards worth Rs. 30,000/- sponsored by Shri Aswini Subba Rao, Chairman, Aswani Group and 20 tree guards worth `121,000/- were sponsored by Shri MVS Raju, MD, Achme India (P) Ltd.

Sholapur, Maharashtra-II : Tree plantation was arranged by the branch & for that branch deserves congratulation from Prant members. Branch is all the time achieving some new record.

(Niti: Dec., 2012)

Rampur Gadwal, Jammu & Kashmir : Branch adopted on 19th August 2012. Dr. Kotwal, Prantiya President and Shri S.N. Sharma, Chairman, Village Project Committee/State environment Committee inaugurated the drive by planting first plant followed by Sh. J.C. Abrol and Sh. Ramesh Sharma, members of environment committee. About 150 plants were planted by the villagers in village. Shri Ram Murti Sharma, Capt.Retd. Secretary, Treasurer and Patron respectively of the branch also planted the plants. Every year, since 2009-10 the adoption of village plantation drive is a regular feature and uptill now about 2000 plants in the village as well as in adjoining village have been planted.  

Mahabubnagar, A.P.West : Parishad's founder Dr. Suraj Prakash's birth day and plantation day was celebrated on 10.07.2012 at Ram Reddy Eye Hospital, Yenugonda village. The programme was sponsored by Sri A. Narayana Rao, Patron and Presided over by Sri. V. Narsi Reddy. Shri V. Manohar Reddy & Shri P. Srinivas Rao Chief patrons and Shri G. Pandu Rangam Organizing Secretary, Shri S. Viswa Natham Secretary and Shri V. Srinivasulu Treasurer and several prominent persons attended the programe. Shri D.S.R. Rajendar Singh Professor in Botany explained how the plants are important in enriching the environment. 

Samana, Punjab East: Branch distributed 200 tulsi plants on 25.08.2012 in Gopal Bhawan in the presence of State Convener Environment Vijay Dawar. President Krishan Goel said that we distribute tulsi plant every year.

Branch planted 900 plants in various schools and public places in the presence of State Convener environment Vijay Dawar. A large no of members were present on this occasion.

Sirhind : Branch distributed 200 tulsi plants in earthen pots on 07.07.2012. in ward no. 10 &11 of Sirhind Mandi. All tulsi plants were arranged and maintained by project coordinator Sh. Yogesh Bimbraw in his own garden. People were also made aware about the miracles of tulsi with the help of pamphlets.

(Niti: Nov., 2012)

Gurdaspur, Punjab North : Branch celebrated foundation day at Guru Nanak Dev University Regional campus by planting 100 various types of trees. Shri Sunil Mahajan, Additional General Secretary Environment, explained the effect of cutting the trees and importance of planting the new ones.

Brahmapur, Odisha : President Er. R.P. Patnaik, Secretary, Shri Santosh Chandra Pruthi and Treasurer Er. E.K.B. Patro along with other members participated in Van Mahotsava on 22nd July 2012. Local MLA Dr. R.C. Chupatnaik, the Corporate and other dignitaries also associated in the programme. More than 25 saplings provided by Shri Subash Maharana, the BJD District President were planted in Nagar Nigam. The local residents assured for taking care of the plants.

Jalalabad West, Punjab South : Branch members planted 500 trees at Acme Public School with the co-operation of staff and members of the school, who assured us to take care of these trees with responsibility in future. Sh. Vinay Midha Advocate, Branch President gave his message to all the students to plant at least one tree each to save our environment. Smt. Aruna Middha, Principal and Sh. R.C. Sethi Chairman assured us that they will plant more trees in future also.

Solan, Himachal Pradesh East :  Van  Mahotsava was celebrated with great enthusiasm on 3rd August  2012. The site was selected by Dr. Pankaj Khullar IPS (Retd.), Shri P. L. Awasthi PFS (Retd.) and Shri Kamlesh Oberoi PFS (Retd.) in Gaddon Shamlat of Subathu Forest Range of Solan Forest Division, with the active assistance of RO Subathu and its staff members. Members especially ladies, enthusiastically planted about one hundred saplings of Ritha in an area of approximately 0.1 Hectare. The President (Er. D. R. Gupta) also planted one sapling of Ritha in memory of late member Lt. Col. A. S Pathania who passed away a few days earlier. He also requested the members, who happen to pass that way, to stop for a while at plantation site and observe the growth of these plants.

(Niti: Oct., 2012)

Miraroad] Maharashtra Coastal-I : More than 200 Tulsi plants were distributed by Secretary G.S.K. Chhapre, Treasurer  Satish Kumar Arora at the President's Office.      

Bhuna, Haryana West : Branch organised a tree plantation camp on 10th July at Ganesh colony. Sh. Bal Krishan Girdhar informed about the benefits of tree plantation & advised all the members to plant a tree on b'day, anniversary etc. All members took oath to save the plants, save trees and save the lives.

Bhagat Singh (Patiala) Punjab East : The members distributed about 300 Tulsi plants to devotees at Shri Hanuman Temple, Rajpura road. State President Harinder Gupta also graced the occasion. Branch Secretary Rashmi Arora informed that under the project 'Environment' branch will distribute about 3000 Tulsi & other medicinal plants at different places in the city. President Dr. Jawahar Joshi specially thanked Dr. Dharamvir Sharma for his contribution to this project. State General Secretary Seema Joshi said that Parishad is already undertaking many Sewa Projects like free medical check-up, blood donation, help to needy, chhabeel, help to handicap, charitable diagnostic lab etc.

Chhatwal, Punjab North : Branch organised a seminar on 'Environment' on 10th July 2012 at Him Shikha School Mamoon and also planted 5 plants at school ground and BVP Vikas Bhawan, Defence Colony Chhatwal. S. Sharanjeet Singh Patron presided over the function. Sushil Sharma, Prant President and others were present there.

(Niti; Sep.,2012)

Chandigarh South-I, Punjab East : Branch organized a tree plantation programme in Government Model Senior Secondary School Karasan on 12.08.2011. Ajay Dutta (N.S. Vistar) was the Chief Guest. Ashok Bharadwaj Chief Manager, State Bank of Patiala, was the Guest of Honour. 50 very useful and medicinal plants were planted in the school. Shri T.R. Wadhwa (President) G.D. Sood (Secretray) and R.C. Luthra, (Treasurer) of the branch participated in the programme.

(NITI: Feb., 2012)

Hajipur, punjab norh : On 27th August the branch organised a seminar on 'How to make Environment pollution free' in Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir. Santosh Sharma Vikas Rattan and patron presided over this fuction. Hukam Chand D.S.C.O. Hoshiarpur and Er. Keshav SCO also attended this function as chief guest and special guest. S. Satwant Singh (retired) was specially invited. 12 students spoke on above topic. S. Satwant Singh discussed the causes that pollute our environment and measures to make it pollution free. Pawan Gill science teacher conducted a quiz on this topic. All participants were honoured.In the end 150 saplings of different species of plants were planted in school premises.

Dr. Kitchlu, Ludhiana : Branch organised a water conservation and save water campaign. R.P. Gupta was the Director of the project. The message on 'save water save future' and 'save water save life' has gone well among over 2,200 persons through various functions in schools and other places. The speakers namely Sh. R. P. Gupta, Dr. DRC Bakhetia, Sh. Ravinder Mittal, Mrs. Aruna Puri, Mrs. S. Sud, and Er. BK Bhalla told about the depleting water resources and need to adopt the measures for water saving such as not leaving any tap loose or leaking in our houses and in public places, not using rubber/plastic pipe for car washing, using buckets with smaller mugs rather than showers for bathing, resolving to use water most judiciously and need-based. Various banners and placards with slogans, messages for water saving were displayed during the function.

Madurai,Tamil Nadu : The 18th Tree plantation  function was held on 18.09.2011 at Mukkudi village in Sivaganga about 17 kms where 200 trees of various varieties were planted. The program was sponsored by Raj teachers tranining college and the college students were also involved. Dr. Sivagurunathan a homeopath is the driving force behind this project.

(Niti: Dec., 2011)

Silchar, Assam : Branch in its commitment on World Environment Day planted 150 saplings in and around Desh Bhakta Tarun Ram Pukan School. BVP members, all teachers & students participated in tree plantation programme. I.B.Ubhadia President of the branch spoke on the subject "Climate Change" & "Carbon foot print." Trees absorb Carbon Dioxide from atmosphere that is why plantation of trees is stressed to mitigate global warming. He also asked all to reduce use of electricity and water.

Idar, Gujarat Central : Branch celebrated 10th July 2011 with a visit to Govt. Civil Hospital and distributed fruits and biscuits to poor patients and after visiting civil Hospital 10 big trees were planted at Jwanpura village road.

Manimajra, Chandigarh, Punjab East : To make the  environment clean and green,  the  Modern Housing Complex branch organised a tree plantation at Vedas Gurukul on 29-08-2011. As many as 30 ornamental and shadow saplings were planted. Pots were also given to the school. Amita Rana and Rhea Jawanda both students of the school spoke about the "Vanmahotsav".  Principal Poonam Katoch lauded the efforts of the Parishad for taking such projects. S.C. Sethi, Retd.GM, Sugarfed was the chief guest. He donated Rs. 31007/- for the noble projects. The function was presided over by K.M.S Nambiar, Patron, BVP State. Vinod Jaidka, Gen. Secretary conducted the programme and Rakesh Sehgal, Secretary Zone-I gave the vote of thanks.

Chandigarh south-I : Branch organized a tree plantation programme in Government Model Senior Secondary School Karsan on 12.08.2011. Ajay Dutta National Secretary (Vistar) was the chief guest. Ashok Bhardwaj, Chief Manager State Bank of Patiala, Sector-35 was the Guest of Honour. 50 very useful and medicinal plants were planted in the school by children and NSS volunteers. They took oath to look after these trees. The children under the guidance of Paramjeet Kaur, teacher of the school also presented an interesting cultural programme. About 25 members participated.

Jammu & Kashmir: Branch as of J&K launched plantation drive from 11th August to 5th September 2011.Satya Nand Sharma State Patron/Chairman Rampur Gadwal village and Ex. National Secretary Praudh Sanskar, coordinated among social forestry deptt. Horticulture, Parks and garden and also Prant and branch level functionaries.

Gandhinagar : Dr D.R. Kotwal State President inaugurated the program by planting plants at Railway Middle School and S.O.S High School followed by Prof. S.C. Anand, A.K. Khajuria Secretary SOS home and Madam Principal of Railway middle school. Branch found out another venue of industrial pollution at Phallan Mandal Distt. Jammu for plantation. On the advice of S.N. Sharma and Vijay Sharma, Vikram Chowdhary youngest entrepreneur, planted 125 shady, ornamental and medicinal plants in the industrial area.

Swami Viveka Nand Branch In Chander Vidya Mandir Sainik colony and Asha Ram Bapu Ashram at the Bank of Tawi 150 plants were planted in the school and 300 at the Ashram which is a basic camp for Amarnnath Yatra. Indu Bhushan also planted 30 plants in the parks of Shastri Nagar. So S.V.N. branch planted 480 plants. Trikuta Nagar and Trikuta Nagar Bahu planted 15 plants at Shiv Sec-3 and Sai Temple at Trikuta Nagar Ext.    

Rampur, Gadwal Grameen : Shri Mubarak Singh, District Development Commissioner, Samba inaugurated the campaign on 26th August, 2011 by planting plants at Govt. Middle School, Gadwal, Govt Primary School, Rampur and at road side of the village in the presence of office bearers of Branch. Dr D.R.Kotwal, State President, Sh Suresh Gupta, Zonal Organising Secretary and Sh Ved Parkash Sharma, State Project Convener also planted the plants and addressed the farmers and students of the schools. Sh S.N. Sharma, Chairman and Incharge of Village Project, welcomed the Chief Guest and also reported about the work done in the adopted village Rampur Gadwal by Dr. Jindal Trust, Canada). He also expressed that during 2009-10 500 plants, 2010-11, 1000 plants and during the current season 200 plants of shady, ornamental, medicinal value were planted by the villagers and 200 fruit plants i.e. 100 of Amla, 50 Guava and 50 of Lemon were distributed by the District Development Commissioner, Samba on the spot for planting in the village.

(NITI: Nov., 2011)

Nabha, Punjab East : Branch celebrated tree plantation day on 31.07.2011 in the campus of PPM Charitable eye and general hospital. Fifty tree saplings were planted on the occasion by the members. Pradeep Kumar Bishnoi was the chief speaker and he delivered a lecture on the 'importance of protecting and planting trees'.

Sangrur : Branch organised Van Mahotsav by planting 25 trees in the main park of Capt. Karam Singh Nagar of Improvement Trust, under the presidentship of Vivek Deep Bansal. Branch organises this project every year, but since last 3 years this project is being organised in the loving memory of Parshotam Lal Bansal father of Vivek Deep Bansal on his birthday. Dr. Enu Singla Chairperson Improvement Trust, Sangrur also participated in the programme as a special guest.

Nangal : In the month of July, about two hundred plants of various varieties were planted in  Nangal & its adjoining areas such as village Talwara, Dobetta, Sadhewal, Lower Daroli, Mangewal & Patti etc. Some special type of plants like Aerocoria & Amarpali Mango were also planted. Wherever the above mentioned plants have been planted, the locals have been requested to keep a watch on the newly planted plants and it has also been requested  that timely watering and protection from the animal and other proper care may please be taken .

Hajipur, Punjab North : Branch organised a seminar on the 'Need for Environment Conservation' in govt. girls high school on 16th July 2011. Branch secretary stressed the need on the conservation of natural resources like Air, water and soil. Shivani warned about the serious threat posed by the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides in Agriculture. Rajni told about various pollutants which are poisoning air water and soil. Shri Surinder Mohan asked all the students to plant at least one plant every year & protect it. The students of this school held a rally in streets and raised slogans to protect environment. 

Madhu Vihar, Delhi East : Branch organised tree plantation on 7th August 2011 at Dr. Hedgewar Park, Mandavli under the leadership of their President Shri Hemant Kumar Gupta. The branch has taken up this project on friendship day as trees are our real friends which give us fresh air, preserve water during rainy days, give fruits. MLC Tej Pal Singh invited all local residents to keep their areas clean and assured for his cooperation. The organizer of this Project and Treasurer Abhay Jain distributed the sweets and fruits to all.

UNA, Himachal Pradesh : Branch planted about 25 trees such as mangoes, bel, neem etc. at the premises of Baba Balak Nath temple at village samoor kalan near Una. Dr. Akshey Sharma told about the importance of trees in fighting pollution & food chain initiator.

(Niti; Oct.,2011)

Bhubaneswar Central, Odisha : On 13.07.2011 Vanmahotsav (tree plantation) was celebrated in the campus of Hirapur UGUP School near a historical shrine of prehistoric age of 64 Yoginis. 154 school children and 7 teachers of the school alongwith members of main branch participated. 32 tree species of medicinal, ornamental, fragrant sweet smelling plants including some valuable timber species were planted. Sweets and biscuits were distributed to all school children.

(NITI: Sept., 2011)

Greater Kailash-I, Delhi South : 219 shrubs/trees of 10 varieties were planted in Astha Kunj near Nehru Place, with the assistance of the branch's Vice President, Shri P.S. Bhatnagar, Ex. Director, DDA Horticulture.

Trikuta, Jammu & Kashmir : Branch jointly with Bahu branch conducted Van Mahotsava on 8th Sptember 10 at Apna Ghar (a destitute home for orphan girls of Kargil war victims). 40 saplings of various medicinal plants like Tulsi, Amla, Alovera & other fruits were planted. Besides tree plantation lawn of 'Apna Ghar' is also being maintained by us as a permanent project. This function was graced by Secretary of Apna Ghar, Mrs Rita Jitinder, Mrs Kohli, Prof. Suresh Gupta and members of both branches.  

(NITI: Feb, 2011)

Brahmapur, Orissa : Branch observed Vana Mahotsav on July 25 when more than 50 saplings were planted in and around the branch building at Vikas marg. Shri Siba Shankar Das, Mayor of Municipal Corporation was the Chief Guest and former Chairman, Development Authority Sri Sarat Ranjan Patnaik was the Guest of honour. The local corporators, B.D.A. Secretary and a large number of local people participated in the programme.

Inderpuri, Delhi North : Branch organised tree plantation on 22nd Aug. in RA Block Park. Hon'ble Suraj Kumar, Nigam Parshad was the Chief Guest. Arrangements were also made to distribute Shyama tulsi  plant to all the members of the branch.

Shalmala, Dharwad, Karnataka North : Branch arranged a programme on the open grounds of KNK Girls High School by inviting the artists to educate the children in protecting the environment. A road show with the artist was the special attraction. Shri Pandit Muniji the great environmental expert spoke on the occasion and impressed upon the children to devote their energy in protecting the environment for the future generation. Grow trees, protect trees and save water from pollution was his appeal.

Mahabubnagar, A.P. West : Branch organised tree plantation at padmavati colony. It was presided over by Shri G. Parduranagam, President. Local MLA N Rajeshwar Reddy was the Chief Guest. 101 members including office bearers attanded this programme.

Rampur, Gadwal, Jammu & Kashmir : 5 schools of Rampur, Gudwal and surrounding villages took part in a contest on environment protection held at Middle School, Gudwal. 110 Plantation drive for the protection of inauguration by the Hon'ble Minister, by planting mango trees in the school. 100 plants Shady ornamenta, medicainal and 50 for mango plants were planted under drive.

(NITI: Dec., 2010)

Pilani, Rajasthan North East : Tree plantation on the road leading to the Pahadi Temple was done on 15th August 2010 under the leadership of Dr. R.P. Pareek. The function was graced by the presence of Shri Jagdish Soni, District Coordinator BVP Jhunjhunu. Patron of the branch Shri R.P. Dada inaugurated it by planting the first sapling followed by senior members of the Parishad and prominent citizens of Pilani along with their family members. Senior Journalist Shri Kailash Pati Runthala appreciated various initiatives taken by the Parishad and wished them all the best. Dr. R.P. Pareek assured all that proper care will be taken of the saplings so that they grow properly. Tree guards were installed by the help of donors.

Suratgarh, Rajasthan North : Thermal colony planted approx. 100 trees of Ashok, Neem and Sisam in Village Somasar, Raiyanwali and 185 Rd. Villagers have taken responsibility for their safety & watering etc.

Magadh, North Bihar : Branch celebrated Environment Day under tree plantation programme on 22.08.2010 at Shiv Mandir, located in the foot hills of Brahmyoni hills of Gaya Cantonment area. Shri Pradeep Kumar President of Magadh Prant,  Prof. Biswanath Prasad Verma, Shri Shyam Narain Singh, Zonal Secretary Audit, Shri Jai Ram Singh, General Secretary, Shri D.K. Sharma President of Magadh branch. Shri Suresh Prasad, Convenor, Environment and other distinguished guests were present. About 100 trees were planted of various kinds.

Bahu, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu & Kashmir  : Branches jointly conducted the plantation drive in the premises of APNA GHAR, a short stay home for destitute women of Kargil conflict. Prof. Reeta Jatinder Secretary of Apna Ghar was the Chief Guest. She said that Apna Ghar is run by ASHI Jammu in collaboration with Ministry of HRD. Different species of plants were planted by Prof. Reeta Jatinder and others.

Karimganj, Assam : Branch observed Earth Day on 25th August, 2010 with great enthusiasm amongst the members. On the occasion 10 saplings of different kinds of trees were planted in the campus of Kendriya Vidyalaya. 

(Niti: Nov., 2010)

Solan, Himachal Pradesh : Branch distributed Tulsi plants to the public free of cost under the chairmanship of Shri Brij Sirkek and Er. R.K. Nayyar for three days between 17 July to 19th July. The literature in the form of handout compiled from various sources containing details regarding Tulsi plant, its uses, the precautions and common beliefs, was also distributed along with Tulsi plant in order to increase awareness regarding the qualities of Tulsi in our everyday life. Branch organized Tree plantation on 25th July under the chairmanship of Er. D.R. Gupta. Forty two members, particularly lady members, participated in this project.


Brahmapur, Orissa : Branch observed Vana mahotsav  on 25.07.2010. More than 50 saplings were planted in and around the branch building at Vikas marg. Shri Siba Shankar Das, Mayor of Municipal Corporation was the Chief Guest, and former Chairman, Development Authority Shri Sarat Ranjan Patnaik was the Guest of Honour.

J.B. Nagar (Mumbai), Maharashtra-I : Approximately 2000 tulsi saplings were distributed. Inspite of heavy rainfall members & people were standing in queue just to take tulsi sapling. Brochure'sof tulsi advantage & how to take care of it were also distributed with each sapling of tulsi. 1500 tulsi saplings were distributed at Laxminarayan Temple & 500 at Ganesh Temple at Kranti Nagar sponsored by Surajmal Luhariwala Charity Trust.

Mira Road East : On 10th July, the foundation day was celebrated by planting Neem and Gulmohar Trees both at Nityanand Nagar and Poonam Garden locality. Incidentally in July 2010 branch has completed 10 years of its successful working. On 22nd July branch distributed free 250 plants of Tulsi to its members and their friends. These were provided by Shri. K.K. Agarwal Zonal Secretary, Sanskar, of J.B. Nagar, Andheri branch.

Navi Mumbai : In coordination with Prant, particularly with the help of Shri K.K. Agarwal we distributed 500 Tulsi saplings at three pre-selected premises in Vashi area  on 21st July 2010 being Devshayani Ashadi Ekadashi. Apart from distribution, we explained to the devotees the importance of Tulsi with respect to its religious as well as medicinal values.

Nabha, Punjab East :
Branch arranged tree plantation programme and a lecture on Enviromental problems by Shri Surinder K. Garg on the occasion of Vanmahotsav on 24.07.2010. Around 150 trees were planted in Dayanand Public School, Silver City premises by about 70 members and their families.

Jalandhar Gaurav, Punjab North : On 23.07.2010 branch arranged a tree plantation programme, where more than 350 plants were planted. The programme was presided over by Sh. Harvinder Singh Chaudhary Prant Convenor Vikas Mitra and the chief guest was Sh. K.D. Bhandari, local M.L.A.

Hazaribag, Jharkhand : A Tree plantation program was organised at Masipirhi on 11 July 2010 when more than 200 trees were planted. In the evening a cultural program was also organised and 25 participants were  felicitated.

Shivalik, Jammu & Kashmir : During the current rainy season, members of branch conducted tree plantation drive in JP World High School on 17th July located at Chhanni Himmat under the guidance of Dr. D.R. Kotwal State Vice President. 50 plants were planted.

(Niti: Oct., 2010)

Agartala :
On 12.06.2010 East & West Branches jointly organized a Tree Plantation function at Gandhigram Tripureswari Shishu Mandir School. The State President of Tripura Sh. Dhirendra Kalai presided over the function. The Chief guest and a great scholar Bharat Gaurav Prof. Sitanath Dey was the main speaker. The eminent scholar and educationist Smt. Manjulika Deb Barman was the soul behind the function. The secretary of the school committee and the Principal Smt. Rina Majumder were also present and helped the BVP in all respects to conduct the said Tree Plantation. Various fruits and flower plants were planted at appropriate places in the school garden.

Guwahati : Branch celebrated "World Environment Day" by arranging a program of plantation of variety of saplings in the campus of Pub-Guwahati High School, Jyotinagar, Guwahati on the 5th day of June, 2010 with active participation of the teaching staff and students of the school. Senior members of the Branch explained the necessity of plantation of trees and their preservation.

(Niti: Aug, 2010)


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