Dehradun – Hero Motocorp has entered into Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records for engaging 35,000 families and planting over 200,000 trees in Dehradun on Sunday, a company release said.
The company, which claims to be the largest two-wheeler manufacturer, also undertook a simultaneous plantation exercise at six other locations across the country.
The plantation drive which saw over 250,000 trees planted across seven locations on a single day was part of the Hero’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative.
“We have planted over 14 lakh trees across the country since 2015,” Hero MotoCorp’s CSR Head Vijay Sethi said on the occasion. Entering into the record books will further encourage to keep working towards the conservation and protection of the environment, he added.
Education, gender parity, healthcare, skill development, road safety, specially-abled and sports are among its other initiatives.
The company has also been working on road safety. It conducts nationwide awareness campaign – Ride Safe India – to sensitise two-wheeler riders, car passengers, pedestrians to on the importance of safe driving.
The company has also handed over 600 two-wheelers to police departments in seven states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Telengana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
It has also adopted six Traffic Training Parks in Hyderabad, Gurugram, Delhi,Lucknow,Rourkela and Nagpur.