President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate. They launched a plantation drive as part of Van Mahotsav celebrations. 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. They include ornamental and fruit trees like Peepal, Neem, Maulsari, Champa, Gul Mohur, Mango, Chiko, Anjir and Amrud.
President’s Estate spread over 330 acres harbors rich biodiversity. Noted trees of the Estate include Sita Ashok, Bistendu, Shisham, Gab, Gourd Trees, Wild Almond, Lemon-Scented Gum, Doon Siris.
Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India It began in the year 1950. The national importance that millions and millions of saplings are planted all across India in observation of the Van Mahotsav week. It is generally celebrated in the first week of July or from 1st of July till the 7th of July. 7th of July is the ending of the first week.