New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate today (August 20, 2019) and launched a plantation drive as part of ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebrations.
On the occasion, the President met students and urged them to encourage fellow citizens to plant more trees and reaffirm our commitment to a greener and sustainable planet.
As part of Van Mahotsav celebrations, the President’s Secretariat, over the next few weeks, will be planting 3,252 trees and 2,962 shrubs in the President’s Estate. This will include ornamental and fruit trees like Peepal, Neem, Maulsari, Champa, Gul Mohur, Mango, Chiko, Anjir and Amrud etc.
The President’s Estate spread over 330 acres harbours a rich biodiversity. Noted trees of the Estate include, Sita Ashok, Bistendu, Shisham, Gab, Gourd Trees, Wild Almond, Lemon-Scented Gum, Doon Siris and more.