Dwarka: Community people and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) joined hands together to increase greenery in Dwarka. On Saturday, a plantation drive was organised by the DDA in association with RWAs and social organisations at DDA park in Sector 10.
On the occasion, people from different societies participated in the drive and planted saplings. Youths, who visit the park everyday for exercise, also planted saplings during the event. An NGO, Social Welfare Association And Benevolent (SWAAB) participated in the drive with DDA as well.
People not only planted saplings but also exchanged their thoughts on how the community should plant trees and preserve the nature. They also took oath to save trees and water for future.
Deputy Director of Horticulture, DDA, FS Chahar addressed the gathering and appealed to individuals to plant at least one tree and adopt it to make it grow properly. He asked the community people to take oath to save water and trees.
An environment activist from Dwarka, Ramesh Mumukshu, who has been with environment activists of Chipko Movement like Sundar Lal Bahuguna and Chandi Prasad Bhatt shared his experience.
He shared about how the Chipko movement was carried in Uttarakhand to save trees. He appealed people to save water and trees. He also made people aware about water sources like Najafgarh Jheel for the area which has been in bad shape these days.
The event was organised under Van Mahotsav which is being organised by the DDA from June 27 to July 11 across Delhi.