India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: With an objective to inspire people and communities to participate in preservation and conservation of their natural resources, AROH Foundation, organised a range of activities on the World Environment Day 2016. To mark the day, various events were planned to improve awareness on environment issues and to improve the green cover in different states and project locations.
More than 1,000 trees were distributed to the beneficiaries of different projects which would not only lead to improving the green cover, but also provide a sustainable income opportunity to the beneficiaries. A variety of fruit trees were also identified and distributed in locations. Fruit trees were given to small and marginalised farmers in Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, who find it difficult to manage their living through agricultural income alone.
The trees would not only improve the green cover, but also grow up to be a source of regular income for the farmers. Besides giving the tree, expert lectures were also organised on the care and maintenance of these trees.
Several hundred youth being trained under various skill development programmes like, DDU-GKY, GARIMA and Swavlamban took part in an awareness rallies aiming to sensitise people about the positive action needed by all to protect our environment. Rallies were also taken out by children in villages in Chhattisgarh to promote green and clean village environment.
More than 800 underprivileged children covered under various projects like, Swadhaar, Padho aur Badho and RISE, participated in painting competitions organised to mark the day. The children expressed their ideas on protecting the planet and keeping it safe for coming generations.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Neelam Gupta, President and CEO, AROH Foundation said, “At AROH caring for the environment is at the heart of all our initiatives, be it education or livelihoods and skill development programmes. Reflecting on the words that Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed, as said by Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Gupta said that the initiatives organised on World Environment Day marked another step towards fulfilling our larger goal of keeping the planet safe for future generations and AROH will continue to strive towards making our Earth a better place for all.”
AROH Foundation is a leading NGO working towards holistic community development initiatives through multi-sectoral initiatives in several states and districts of India with support from leading corporates and public sector enterprises.