Source: the Hindu ..
Bidar district administration is aiming to create a Guinness record by planting the highest number of trees in a day, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari said here on Monday.
“The record is around 20 lakh trees planted in a day. We are trying to break the record by planting one crore saplings in a day,” Mr. Tewari said at the World Environment Day celebrations in Gnyana Sudha Vidyalaya.
He asked students to realise that planting saplings and caring for them were methods of nation building.
Trees help bring rain, retain moisture and improve the quality of top soil, fix nitrogen and support thousands of life forms. Trees do not talk, but they quickly establish an emotional bond with you, he told the children.
He spoke about how the Union and State governments were promoting tourism through various schemes and programmes. He planted a sapling on the school premises at Mamankeri and distributed saplings to children.
Poornima G., president of the school committee, said that the school would nurture roadside saplings planted from Mamankeri Cross to the school premises.
Mouneshwar Lakha, school committee director, said that the district administration was trying to clean and dredge the Surang Bavi / Karez [underground aqueduct] in Bidar to promote it as a tourist destination.
Chandrashekar Patil, school committee member, was present.
The record is around 20 lakh trees and
we are trying to break it, says Deputy Commissioner