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Van Mahotsav Week is observed from July 1 to July 7 to spread awareness about forest conservation in India

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

We owe a lot to the “Van Mahotsav” celebration of trees, a lovely effort to protect the environment. Native trees are typically planted because they are easily adaptable to the local conditions, blend into ecosystems, and have a high survival rate. Additionally, these trees support the local fauna, including birds, insects, and animals. 

Under the initiative, schools, universities, and other academic institutions, NGOs, and welfare organisations can plant trees with the help of saplings provided by state governments and civic organizations. This is an initiative taken to save the planet by making this modest contribution.

Asian School of Business organized a plantation drive on the Van Mahotsav Week at the NGO named “Street to School”, an initiative by Apne Log. Our students visited the NGO, where they planted over 100 saplings around the premises of the organization. An additional drive was also initiated at the college campus where all the faculty and the staff members were provided a plant to as to get it planted it in their localities. Thus increasing the spread of the initiative.

 At the end of Van Mahotsav Week, the students and faculty took a pledge to plant the maximum trees possible to make our environment clean and green and enhance the quality of life for us and our future generations.

It is imperative to spread awareness of the environmental crisis our world is going through, and the steps we could take to reduce pollution to make it sustainable. The plantation drive made our students understand the importance of planting trees and evoked in the students the need to save our planet. It was really an impactful event, as planting a tree is looking after nature and nurturing it.