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Haryana North :
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
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.
September 15 branch distributed tulsi plants chief guest Sant Rishi Ram Jalal
Mahabub Nagar, A.P.
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.
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
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
North, Odhisha :
Branch observed vana mahotsav on 1st
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.
: 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.
Branch observed World Environment Day at Brojendra Nagar M. E. School,
Suprakandi. 25 saplings were planted covering with net fencing which cost
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.
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)
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.
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
: 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.
: 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)
Tree plantation was done at local Civil Hospital where a large no of members
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 &
(Niti: Oct., 2013)
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
(Jammu), Jammu-Kashmir :
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
2012. The tricolor was hoisted by Prof. D.R. Kotwal State President.
To make the
environment clean and green branch organized tree plantation day at mentally
retarded children home at Channi Rama on 11th
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.
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
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
were sponsored by Shri MVS Raju, MD, Achme India (P) Ltd.
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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)
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.
Branch organised a tree plantation camp on 10th
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.
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.
punjab norh :
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
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 :
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
(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
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.
Punjab East :
To make the environment clean and green, the Modern Housing Complex
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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'.
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.
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 .
Branch organised a seminar on the 'Need for Environment Conservation' in govt.
girls high school on 16th
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 &
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.
: 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)
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.
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.
(Mumbai), Maharashtra-I :
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.
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.
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,
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 &
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)
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.
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)