Chandigarh: 8th August, 2020: Department of Forests and Wildlife, Chandigarh has announced the winners of Vriksha Bandhan Lucky Draw held on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Vrikshabandhan was a campaign in which more than 1000 participants tied Rakhi on the trees and took the pledge to conserve the nature. “Vrikshabandhan” was organized as a part of the ongoing Van Mahotsava campaign, underlining the department’s purpose to “Save Trees”. The campaign saw a great number of participants who sent in their images for a chance to get them, space in the Department’s newsletter “The Jungle Book” and Mrs. Seema Rani, Principal, Government Model Senior Secondary School in Dhanas, Chandigarh, Prof. Binu Dogra, Principal, Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector- 42, Chandigarh, Dr.Ranjana Sharma, Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector- 42 Chandigarh & Sh. Vivek Sharma were the Lucky Winners. The other Lucky Winners are Sh. Chand Shekhar, Sh. Varinder Singh and Sh. Ravi Kumar.

Lucky winners picked through a draw held in the presence of Sh.Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest and Dr. Abdul Qayum, Deputy Conservator of Forests, were called to the Paryavaran Bhawan to collect their prizes.

While talking about the initiative Sh. Dalai said, “we are delighted to receive the kind of response Vrikshabandhan had because it gives a sense of relief & like-mindedness between the department & general public towards conservation of nature which further motivates us to come up with different such activities in future as well. The present to the winners is a small token of appreciation to a couple of individuals but we are thankful to each and everyone who tied rakhis & took pledge of conservation of trees.”