KOLKATA(fc correspondent). In its endeavour to combat increasing pollution levels and global warming, Gayatri Parivar Youth Group on Sunday completed 300 consecutive weeks of tree plantation in the northern and southern suburbs of Kolkata.
The youth wing of Gayatri Pariwar, which has been undertaking tree plantation drive every Sunday over the past six years, has planted around 28,000 plus plants -85% of which now are blooming and bearing fruits.
The areas covered inlude Agarpara, Panihati, Kamarhati, and Belgharia in the neighbouring North 24 Parganas districts.
On the occasion of the 300th consecutive week of tree plantation within the campus of the Texmaco Estate, Belgharia, Chinmay Pandya, Pro Vice Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Viswavidyalaya, Haridwar, advised youth to play a greater role for uplift for the society as a whole.
The GPYG had started the drive in 2010, with the active participation of only 5 youths. Now, this time GPYG having members of more than 10,000 youths1
Gayatri Pariwar Youth Group Kolkata has been awarded this year by the World Earth Day Network for its go green campaign.