"Greenery is deeply associated with my survival. Such drives are a way for me to connect with the same," said a participant and cancer survivor.
With an aim to make Dwarka city green, community people along with school children, in association with the Horticulture Department of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), on Saturday planted more than a hundred saplings at Sector 5, DDA park.
Over 50 students of Sam international School and Vidya Sagar School participated in the drive. Apart from that, NGOs like, Saksham Bharti (dedicated to imparting skills to the underprivileged) and Bliss Foundation (works to create cancer awareness the community) also participated in the event.
Dr.Geeta Kadayaprath (Onco-Surgeon) and Dr.Deepak Gupta (Senior Radiologist) from Max Hospital Patparganj were the guests of honour on the occasion, while Reva Kumar, President of Bliss Foundation was the special guest. The Deputy Director of the Horticulture Department of DDA, Jameel Ahmed, was also presented on the occasion.
Payal Chandana, a resident of Celestial Heights said, “The drive was aimed to create a healthy bond between children and other community people. DDA helped us by providing assistance and plants. With this event, the message we wanted to give was well spread."
Meanwhile, a cancer survivor and a resident of DDA SFS Sector 5, Anju Gupta said, "My survival from cancer was largely associated with green food. During that period, I was consuming lots of green vegetables. It helped me a lot. Therefore, greenery is deeply associated with my survival. Such drives are a way for me to connect with the same."