The plantation drive took place to mark the 100-month anniversary of the society
In a unique way of celebrating 100-month completion in the Exotica Elegance, the residents of the Indirapuram's highrise decided to plant 150 saplings in their society to mark the celebration on Sunday. Titled as "100 months, 100 trees", the program saw people from all age group coming out in large numbers and carrying saplings in their hands to be a part of the drive.
Even a 10-month-old kid, was became the youngest to be a part of the program, planted a sapling with assistance of his mother and other ladies.
Shaili Singh, mother of a seven-year-old boy, said that apart from inculcating the importance of greenery and environment in children, the plantation helps in growing an aspect of their personality.
"It's about instilling a sense of responsibility and compassion towards for what they plant. They are obliged to nurture the sapling they planted. It makes them compassionate and responsible as well," she said.
"Besides, Ghaziabad is too polluted. We are doing our bit to make it a little less polluted,"Singh added.
Sadhna Sharma, Vice President of AOA of the society was the brain behind this theme. Speaking on it, Sharma said that the idea was to encourage the younger generation for healthy and green environment.
"Also, in current times when we have to wear mask even to breath air outside our homes, that is why plantation makes more relevance in today's times," Sharma added.
This winter, Ghaziabad had witnessed unprecedented soaring levels of air pollution. For three consecutive days, a week prior to Diwali, it had topped the most polluted cities list in India.