New Delhi: Noted singer and actor Daler Mehendi said that his foundation is working in the direction of planting and it has 8 lakh saplings. He was in the capital during such a move with the Mayor of MCD.
Mayor of North Delhi,Mr Ravinder Gupta,Mayor of East Delhi, Mr Harsh Malhotra and famous Punjabi Singer,Mr Daler Mehndi today planted saplings at Azmal Khan Park to mark the three day plantation drive after Dipawali.
The drive planned for 12-14 November for the first time on the occasion of Deepawli to sensitize the citizens about environment protection by North DMC and East DMC in collaboration with Red Fm who has changed the name from Red to Green for the sake and Daler green foundation.
Mayor North Mr Ravinder Gupta on the occasion said that this initiative is in public interest for improvement of the environment of the city. Hence, all possible help is being provided to the drive in terms of space or plants.
Mayor East Mr Harsh Malhotra said that greening of the city is most important specially East Delhi,as most of the area is unplanned, more efforts need to be put in .Such drive certainly help in greening as well educating public about its importance and seeking their cooperation.
Mr Daler Mehendi informed that his foundation working in the direction has planted more than 8 lakh saplings. Greening of thickly populated areas like Karol Bagh is very important for improving environment of the city.
Director (Press&Inf) North and East DMCs Mr Yogendra Singh Mann said that during the drive 10 thousand trees and shrubs are being planted at different locations. Radio Jockeys Ashish and Rockey hosted the event at Azmal Khan Park.