To enhance the Herbal Wealth of India and to support the clean and healthy environment, Union Ministry of Culture is celebrating two week long Sankalp Parva from 28th June to 12 July 2020 wherein, the Subordinate Offices, Academies, Attached Institutions, Affiliated Institutions of the ministry will plant trees in its campus or at the surroundings wherever it is possible. This information has been revealed by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Mulayam Singh Patel. The decision for tree plantation has been taken on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has identified 5 trees representing the herbal heritage of our country. The trees are:
- Bargad (Ficus benghalensis)
- Awla (Phyllanthus emblica)
- Pepal (Ficus religiosa)
- Ashoka (Saraca asoca)
- Bel (Aegle marmelos)
-It is the duty of the organizations to ensure that each employee should plant at least one tree of his/her choice and over and above these five trees, and should take care of the plant during the year.
-If the saplings of the above five trees are not available, people can plant of any other sapling that is available.
-It is to be noted that the monsoon season has started, which is the right time for plantation.
About Ministry of Culture:
Prahlad Singh Patel Constituency– Damoh Loksabha in Madhya Pradesh
Secretary– Anand Kumar