Three from Chhattisgarh have been honoured with ‘Peepal Ratna’ award for planting peepal trees under World Tree Plantation Mission 2020 initiated by the World Environment Council (WEC).
Life member of the Indian Science Congress Association under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India as well as Teacher at Aastha Vidya Mandir Dantewada, Amujuri Biswanath, President of Green Care Society India Bagbahara Vishwanath Panigrahi and Chief of Aarsh Jyoti Gurukul Kosrangi Acharya Komal Kumar Arya have received the World Environment Council Peepal Ratna awards from founder president of World Environment Council Professor Ganesh Channa and Secretary Dr Srikant Mergu.
The World Environment Council (WEC) has initiated World Tree Plantation Mission 2020 in the country for conservation of environment. Under this initiative, WEC has set a target of sapling 5001 peepal saplings.
Biswanath planted the saplings in Dantewada district and said that the Peepal tree is the only tree which gives us oxygen for round the clock. He urged people to come forward to take necessary actions for protection of environment. Panigrahi said that peepal tree is a useful, medicinal and has religious significance, therefore peepal plantation has been done at various places in Mahasamund district. Acharya Komal Kumar Arya explained the importance of the peepal tree at Gurukul Ashram Kosarangi and took responsibility for conservation by planting peepal saplings with the students.