With an aim to increase the green cover area, residents of Antriksh Golf View 2, a residential society based in Sector 78, on Sunday planted more than 5,000 saplings on Sunday.
Nearly 200 people participated, including kids from 2-15 years of age, in the programme titled as, 'Ek Ghar Ek Podha' (One Plant for One Household). The drive was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make India Green initiative.
Under Ek Ghar Ek Podha programme, each family of the society was asked to plant one tree, which will be later maintained by them.
The one-day event was one of the items from the long-pending list of to-do things in society told, Shiv Mohan, one of the coordinators of the drive.
"There is a long pending list of activities and today's event was from that same list. The drive was organised in coordination with the Antriksh Golf View 2 management. Though it is not huge, it is a solid start to make India green," said Mohan.
Another resident, Rajesh Jha said, "Many of us these days are busy in settling in their lives. If we do not maintain our environment now then the consequences in the future are going to be disastrous. Therefore, it is necessary that we pay attention to mother nature."
During the drive, residents planted a wide range of plants including, Bougainvillea, Ficus Panda, Pinwheelflower and many more.
Apart from Mohan, other coordinators included, Neeraj, Sachin, Abhisek, Brajesh Sharma, Surijit Saha, OP Sagar, Ram, Sheetal, Richa, Ankita, Meenakshi, and others.