On PM Modi’s 70th birthday, Surat civic body to plant 70,000 saplingsSeptember 15, 2020
The Surat civic body, several associations and business groups are planting 70,000 saplings across the city to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday that falls on September 17.
Nirav Shah, Deputy Mayor, Surat City told ANI, “We started this initiative 15 days ago. I think we will be able to plant 70,000 saplings by September 16.”
“The Prime Minister always urges everyone to celebrate his birthday by doing an activity which will be beneficial to the people. So this time we have come up with the idea to plant 70,000 saplings across the city which will increase the oxygen and will be beneficial for the future generation,” he added.
The textile city of Surat has come up with the idea to turn the city greener and pollution-free by planting saplings.
Various associations and business groups have joined this initiative and on Monday 500 employees of KP Sanghvi and Sons planted saplings and pledged to water and protect them.
Speaking to ANI, Jitendra Madhiya, manager, KP Sanghvi and Sons said, “We have planted thousands of saplings and have urged other people to join this initiative on the occasion of PM Modi’s 70th birthday.”