Kumaoni festival celebrating Green Earth to be held on July 16 in Dehradun

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NEW DELHI: A

Kumaoni festival

of

Green Earth

will be celebrated on July 16 by stranded Mizo-Meghlaya tribal students in

Dehradun

by planting about a thousand trees to help raise the water level in the region.
The famous Kumaoni festival '

Harela

' is devoted to the greening the Earth.
The campaign for the Green Earth was launched on Monday by

RSS

head of environment movement Gopal Arya, BJP leader

Tarun Vijay

and Dehradun Cantonement board CEO Tanu Jain.
The tribal students under the guidance of former Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay worked very hard during

monsoon

and with a span of 15 years the river beds have turned into a lush green belt of trees and shrubs.
This was achieved on the river beds of Tons in western Dehradun which were full of stones and sand few years back. The greening was done with the help from forest and horticulture departments for plants and bio fertilizers.
After a struggle of 15 years, the area has turned into a beautiful green small forest. Today, it has more than 1,500 tress of 27 species, and a green football ground.
The tribal students belonging to

Meghalaya

and

Mizoram

will help plant about a thousand trees with help from Sanjay Shrivastav, director horticulture and forest department and PCCF's Jairaj.

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