On the occasion of World Environment Day, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) launched a tree plantation drive where students, residents, teachers, nurses, paramedics and staff of the institute planted saplings and made a sincere effort in making earth a better place for the future generation.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 across the globe to create awareness for environment and importance of protecting planet Earth and Mother Nature. The theme for World Environment Day this year is "Beat Air Pollution”.
Dr BS Garg (Secreatary, Kasturba Health Society) marked the occasion by planting a Karanji sapling near the Married PG Hostel in the campus. Grove of trees like Azadirachta indica (neem tree), Phyllanthus emblica (Indian gooseberry/awala), Millingtonia hortensis or Indian Cork tree (kawal neem/neem chameli), Pithecellobium dulce (manila tamarind), Milletia pinnata (karanj/Indian Beech tree), Cassia fistula(golden shower/Amaltas), ficus religiosa (pipal tree), Ficus benghalensis (vata/bargad/banyan tree) are planned to be put up across the institute, residential campus and its peripheral concerns.
“MGIMS shall plant around 1500 trees by this monsoon to contribute to the Maharashtra Forest Department’s target of 50 crore tree plantation drive by the end of this year”, informed Mrs AN Gangane, Chief Administrative Officer and Incharge Gardening section of the institute. “We are not only focusing on planting the trees, but would also ensure their survival”, she added.
“We must acknowledge everything that the Environment has given to us. It is time to stop taking our Mother Earth for granted, cease its damage and start taking care of it”, said Dr Garg urging people to act responsibly towards the environment.