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Sikkim govt to adopt ‘Plant a Tree, Leave a Legacy’ initiative Sikkim Government
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Sikkim govt to adopt ‘Plant a Tree, Leave a Legacy’ initiative

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Feb 2023, 03:42 pm

Gangtok: The Sikkim government has launched an initiative named  Mero Rukh Mero Santati' (Plant a Tree, Leave a Legacy) in an attempt to make people more aware about the tree plantation initiative.

According to the initiative, the State govt aims to plant 100 trees for every child born in the Himalayan state. While launching the initiative, Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang said that the efforts will strengthen the connection between the parents, children and nature, reports The Assam Tribune.

“Through this initiative, we strive to give back to Mother Earth by planting 100 trees for a newborn in Sikkim,” said Tamang.

Speaking to media, Tamang was quoted as saying by the newspaper that this will be the first of its kind initiative in India that will commemorate the arrival of a new born in this world.

He also distributed token seedlings to some new parents.

Forest Department Secretary Pradeep Kumar was quoted as saying by The Assam Tribune that the initiative will create awareness among the people towards nature, and saplings planted to commemorate childbirth will create a bridge between the generations.