Vijayawada: At a time and age of deteriorating environmental conditions and changing climate patterns, each individual must participate in saving the greenery. At this point, a campaign organised under the aegis of Andhra Pradesh Red Cross Society and led by AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan deserves high praise. The event, which debuted in Loyola College Vijayawada, was a huge success as students took to developing a green space.

Thousands of students planting lakhs of trees filled Vijayawada’s Loyola College. They are making all efforts to turn the campus into a green heaven. More than one lakh plants are to be planted in the campus, starting with the first one inaugurated by Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday morning. Students from various colleges witnessed and participated in the event. They were delighted to collaborate with the state’s first citizen in environmental protection.

The excitement combined with responsibility was reverberating in the young citizens. The governor reminded them of their commitment to society and future generations, inspiring them in realising that we have to preserve and conserve the environment.

The governor directed his Secretary Mukesh Kumar Meena, who is also the vice-president of Red Cross Society, to prepare an action plan to execute the programmes throughout the state. The event is currently being launched in Vijayawada. The governor has decided to utilise not only the Red Cross but also the services of the universities, Scouts and Guides, and other societies. In the next three years, around one crore plants would be planted.

Red Cross State Chairman Dr Sridhar Reddy, District Collector Imtiaz Ahmed, Municipal Commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh, Red Cross District Chairman Dr Samaram, Secretary Dr Ella Ravi and city dignitaries Padmashri Turlapati Kutumba Rao and others were present.

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