Popular Telugu television anchor, Suma, accepted the Green India Challenge and planted saplings in the city on Tuesday. Suma was nominated to the challenge by actor Jayasudha.
Contributing her might to the cause of environment, the chirpy anchor planted three saplings and, in turn, nominated Junior NTR, Rahul Sipligunj, Manchu Lakshmi and Omkar for the challenge. She thanked TRS Rajya Sabha MP, J Santosh Kumar, who is also the patron of the challenge, for initiating Green India Challenge.
From a humble beginning, the challenge with a concept of each person planting three saplings and taking caring of them, has turned into a people’s movement with people from different walks of life becoming part of it.
The tree plantation drive to the one crore mark was planted by MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao some time ago and the two crore mark was reached with Santosh Kumar planting a sapling.
Among those who planted trees under the challenge are Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarujna, and sportspersons Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, P Gopichand, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza.
Recently, veteran filmmaker K Viswanath, too, participated in the Green India Challenge and planted ‘Kadamba’ sapling at his residence in Film Nagar and appreciated the efforts of Santosh Kumar for initiating such a novel programme and encouraging everyone.
J Santosh Kumar took to the social media platform Twitter to thank star anchor Suma Kanakala, who took up the Green India Challenge and planted saplings.
“Thank you, queen of the small screen Suma Kanakala for planting saplings as part of the Green India Challenge. You carried a very good message to make this place be kind for future generations,” he said, concluding his tweet with a hashtag #HaraHainTohBharaHai.