Van Mahotsav:A step toward conserving forest and protecting nature

Van Mahotsav is an annual festival celebrated in India in the month of July. It is a movement of planting trees in order to conserve forests. It was started in 1950 by Shri Kanhaiyalal M. Munshi,the then Union Minister for Agriculture and Food. It aims to spread awareness in the mind of the people for the conservation of forests and planting of new trees.

The festival was celebrated with the motive of saving Mother Earth. Van Mahotsava means 'the festival of trees'. It is a one week festival. During this festival thousands of trees are planted all over the country.

Due to large amount of deforestation, the temperature of the earth is rising day by day which is resulting into Global Warming effects. Also, lack of trees and forests are leading towards the scarcity of fuel, water, extinction of animal species, etc. The plantion of trees during the festival serves as a solution to these increasing problem. It also educates people about the importance of planting trees and the nature. Various tree plantation events are organized by different organization and volunteers. 

This year this festival is beong celebrated in different parts of the country between July 01, 2019  to July 07, 2019. Clean and Green Association located in punjab has taken a pledge to plant five thousand trees in three months of rainy season. Maharashtra Forest dept ahs also initiated the Mega Plantation drive to plant 33 crore saplings across the Maharashtra from July 01, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

Let we also also contribute towards saving Mother Earth..!!

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