Dwarka gears up for Environment Day
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Dwarka gears up for Environment Day

Hundreds of trees will be planted, more will be adopted and all will be cared for. 

Dwarka gears up for Environment Day

Residents of Dwarka have started preparing for World Environment Day (June 5) by planning tree-planting and awareness drives.

An assorted group of senior citizens, youth and children from Sector 7 has planned a plant-adoption programme this weekend. 

One of the pioneers of the concept and a resident of Brahma Apartments in Sector 7, Munish Kundra, said, "At 5 pm this Saturday, our group, along with children from the Don Bosco Ashalayam, are going to adopt plants at the Sector 7 park. The ones adopting will also be responsible for taking care of the plants."

Green Circle, an NGO, has planned a tree-planting and adoption drive in the park at Sector 6, near Diamond Square Apartments. Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi (SDKS), a social organisation that has planned several pro-environment drives in the sub-city, will start an annual tree-planting programme from June 5. Secretary of SDKS and a resident of Chitrakoot Apartments, Sector 22, Prem Bihari Mishra, said, "Like every year we will be celebrating Environment Day for a week. We will start on June 5. Also, that day on we will start our annual tree-planting drive, which will be continued September. Till now we have planted about 5,000 trees in the area. We not only plant but also look after them on a daily basis."

Federation of RWAs of Sector 9 (FORWAS) will also be organising a tree-planting drive on June 5. 

Association of Neighbourhood Ladies Get-Together (ANHLGT), one of the most active groups in the sub-city, will be carrying out pro-environment awareness campaigns in parks and market areas. "We have planned a range of campaigns and activities for World Environment Day," said Cicily Kodiyan, president of ANHLGT and a resident of Sheetal Vihar Apartments in Sector 23. "Last month, we started a campaign to make societies aware of eco-friendly ways to embrace greenery. We have a tree-planting programme planned in the first week of June."