Residents of several societies and underprivileged children joined hands to adopt saplings at the Sector 7 neighbourhood park, Dwarka, on March 27.
"Our aim was to engage as many people as possible to take care of and protect trees," said Munish Kundra, one of the organisers of the event and a resident of Brahma Apartments. "We tried to include children because if they know the importance of trees from an early age, we have a chance at a greener future."
On the occasion, the participants installed tree guards, planted saplings, cleaned the surroundings and adopted plants.
"About 35 children from Don Bosco Ashalayam, along with their wardens, took part in the event," said Ravi Jaitely, general secretary of Senior Citizens Association and joint secretary of Harsukh Apartments. "We spent a lovely time watering the plants with them."
Local activists and social workers were also present at the event.
"The best part about the programme was that we used waste materials like dry bushes, bamboo and other such environment friendly things to protect trees," said Madhuri Varshney, a resident of Ekta Apartments, Sector 3.
Other activists and environment lovers such as Arvind Agrawal from New Millennium Apartments, Sector 23; SK Malik from Youngster Apartments, Sector 6; Madhukar Varshney from Ekta Apartments, Sector 3; Mahavir Solanki and Saheb Singh from Palam Village; were also present at the event.