SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Education Department and Forest Department will start the ‘Mukhyamantri Harit Vidyalaya Abhiyan’ from August 9 to 16 to plant saplings in the different schools of the state.
This was stated by Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj at a meeting with representatives of all districts through video-conferencing.
The minister said children were the future of the country and their participation in any activity made it a mass movement.
Bhardwaj said“As everyone is already apprised of the devastating effects of global warming, the role of people, especially children, became crucial in saving the earth”. The government had banned cutting of trees and by availing gas connection under the Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana, the felling of trees for cooking had been reduced.
Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Harit Vidyalaya Abhiyan’, the Forest Department would help provide saplings and educate students about the importance of forest and environment. Five saplings will be planted in every primary and middle school, besides 10 in each high and senior secondary school.