Nizamabad: As part of TRS MP Joginapalli Santhosh Kumar’s green challenge programme, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) vice-chairman Prof Limbadri and Telangana University (TU) staff, on Thursday, planted 500 saplings in the TU campus premises and urged each one to plant three saplings.
At the occasion council vice-chairman Prof Limbadri said that MP Santhosh Kumar performed the ‘Green challenge-India programme’ as inspiration to youth, intellectuals, celebrities, various parties, political leaders and people in the country.
He said there is a need for such initiatives in India. He added that in Canada there are about 8,900 plants per individual, but in India there are only 28 saplings per head, which puts our country in a dangerous situation. Amid these warning signs, the Green challenge gives an assurance to the future of humans and all of us should take part in the programme, he said.
He said that our Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched Haritha Haram programme in 2014 to increase green core in Telangana. The vice-chairman urged the TU staff and students to protect the planted saplings and help transform the campus premises into a mini forest.
Prof Nassem, TU Registrar said that in the green challenge programme each one planted three saplings, in 2018-19 year planted 1,10,825 saplings and this year planting 5,400 saplings at guest houses, university college, VC residence and other places of university.
In this program EC members Dr Maraiah Goud, Dr Vasandara Devi, Arts college principal Dr Arathi, vice-principal Dr Ravinder Redy, academic audit cell director Prof Kanakaiah, Controller of examination Dr Ganta Chandrasekhar, senior faculty participated.
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