Ghaziabad: Children, senior citizens take up plantation drive in Vaishali’s Central Park
The plantation drive was organised by members of the residents’ welfare association (RWA) of Central Park Lane. The residents had earlier taken the initiative of redeveloping the park that once stood neglected.noida Updated: Jul 09, 2017 23:09 IST
Children and senior citizens gathered in Vaishali’s Central Park on Sunday morning to carry out a plantation drive in the park. Together, they planted over 200 saplings of medicinal plants such as Neem, Imli, Jamun, Bel pathar, Nimboo and Kalpvriksh.
The plantation drive was organised by members of the residents’ welfare association (RWA) of Central Park Lane. The residents had earlier taken the initiative of redeveloping the park that once stood neglected.
“This is a good initiative by the RWA to create awareness in children about the importance of plants,” said Neelam Bhardwaj, local councillor.
Sanjana Mishra, a Class 3 student in DAV School, Noida, said, “I planted a tree because trees reduce pollution. I will take out the time and care for it till it grows up.”
“The trees will provide more greenery to the park and will look good once they blossom in spring,” said Shipra Pandey, another student.
Aditi Soni, who studies in class 7, said trees will help reduce global warming while Kartik Sharma, another student, said he had already planted five plants and had come to the park to plant more trees.
“This drive is an effort to increase the area’s green cover as the pollution and temperature is increasing day by day,” said Sanjay Paswan, a social worker.
Seeing the efforts of the senior citizens and children, other residents too lent a helping hand.
“Over 170 to 175 saplings have been planted all over the park by residents. Children are enthusiastic about the cause and because of this we had to bring more saplings for the drive,” said Babu Mallayil, an advocate and resident of Sector 4.