Mohali 5th August-Sh. Chander Gaind, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Patiala inaugurated tree plantation drive for all the schools and colleges of district Patiala. The drive was today launched from Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh wherein 500 saplings were planted on surplus land. Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group and President PUCA presided over the function.

Sh. Chander Gaind said that we have hundreds of private and govt. schools and colleges in the district and we have a lot of surplus land which is not being used for playgrounds and buildings. He inspired each and every college with the help of forest department to use that land for Tree Plantation.

Students and staff also planted the saplings of mango, Jamun, tali, dek, neem, amaltas, kaner, etc across the College.

Dr. Anshu Kataria while speaking on the occasion said that trees not only bestow us with shade and fruits but also make campus beautiful. He also mentioned about the existing environmental problems that we are facing today due to deforestation. He appealed all to actively participate in tree plantation drives make Punjab clean, green and pollution-free.