Several groups of people, including municipal councillors and private firms, took part in a tree plantation drive and other conservation activities to mark World Environment Day on Sunday.
Municipal councillor from ward No. 34, Rama Rani Rathee, kicked off the plantation drive from a park in DLF City. She planted saplings of amaltash and mohini trees.
Residents and members of NGO Gurgaon Citizens’ Council also joined Rathee’s initiative. To make her ward clean and green, Rathee said saplings will also be planted on the entire DLF City premises between July and October this year.
Corporate employees also braved the scorching sun to create awareness on World Environment Day.
They distributed saplings at various places in the city. “We gave away at least 50,000 pamphlets at Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza. We also distributed 500 saplings at Iffco Chowk red light and 100 free pollution check coupons for vehicles,” said an executive of Panasonic.
Meanwhile, at least 130 cyclists participated in Firefox Green Ride in Noida. The ride covered 25 km, and started at 5.30am from Gold’s Gym in Sector 30.