On July 20 a new campaign ‘one student, one tree’ has been launched by the Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Each student in all the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the nation are now required to plant one tree in their campus as per the initiative. Pokhriyal planted trees along with school students in Bengaluru, in order to give a start to the scheme.
With an aim to plant one million trees in KV schools across the nation, the initiative has been launched to be in lines with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of a green and healthy environment.
Earlier in this year, the Philippines Government had made mandatory for each student to plant 10 trees to be eligible to clear the examination & to get their passing certificate. In the Phillipines the government had selected the areas or zones where the plantation was to be carried. The campaign launched by HRD minister is very similar to the Phillipines Government campaign.