New Delhi Sep 12 (IANS) One hundred and two saplings of 10 varieties from six countries were planted on Saturday in a specially created Palm Corner of the Commonwealth Park here that is already home to saplings of different varieties from 20 countries.
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman inaugurated the Palm Corner in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagari by planting a sapling. NDMC secretary Chanchal Yadav, besides a number of morning walkers also planted palm saplings.
Naresh Kumar announced that 100,000 saplings have so far been planted at different locations in NDMC area, including over 500 palm trees on both the sides of Shanti Path in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave. Besides, 100 “champa” trees were also planted along Sardar Patel Marg on Saturday.
The chairman said this drive will expand the entire areas green cover. He said that it is expected that this drive will improve overall environment of NDMC area besides giving impetus to cleanliness.
Extensive tree plantation drive was also launched in NDMC hospitals and other NDMC establishements. children from 18 NDMC School planted fruit saplings in their school premises. Children from Anchal School for specially-abled children also participated. Fruit trees like mango, jamun, amla, guava, shahtut, pomegranate and the like were planted by the children.
Beside NDMC employees, people from different walks of life including RWAs, Market Traders Associations were involved in the plantation drive.