Actor Anupam Kher planted trees, expressed solidarity and set an example to citizens by becoming a tree parent. With this move, he became the latest celebrity to join Hon. MP Smt. Hema Malini, Ranvir Shorey and son Haroon Shorey, Anil Kapoor, Amit Behl, Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka, Saniya Saiyad, Ashnoor Kaur, Advait Mote and MLA Shri Ameet Satam who are all proud tree parents!
World Environment Day 2021 marked the start of BMC’s ‘Be A Tree Parent' MEGA Vriksha Campaign. Instituted by the K West Ward Asst Commissioner Mr. Vishvas Mote, along with Anusha Srinivasan Iyer of Make Earth Green Again MEGA Foundation and Vriksha Nursery, the campaign involves and encourages societies and residents to adopt tree pits from the 348 Mumbai locations where trees had fallen in the K West Ward, post Cyclone Tauktae, and replant identified, fast-growing native tree species in those locations.
"I would like to stand next to this tree we planted and get my photo clicked today. As fifty years from now, when this tree is in its full splendour, it will make me very proud. I am here to motivate those who are making the difference. The BMC who is initiating this much-needed move, organisations like MEGA and Anusha Iyer, and the citizens who are taking this movement forward by adopting trees. We must plant at least a thousand trees in this area to make up for those we lost. If you need me anywhere, anytime to plant a tree, I will always be there," enthused Anupam Kher.
Added singer-entrepreneur Saniya Saiyad, "I feel very privileged to be a part of this movement where we strive for a greener planet. I am grateful that Anupam ji, the BMC and Make Earth Green Again MEGA Foundation have enabled me to leave behind greener footprints."
"Vishwas Mote, Asst Commissioner K West Ward is a visionary. It is thanks to his efforts, that we, at Make Earth Green Again MEGA Foundation, are helping make the vital difference of making our ward get back its lost green glory. The celeb participation and the ever-willing citizen support, as well as that of the police who are willingly planting trees, strengthen our resolve," expressed Anusha Srinivasan Iyer.
The campaign has also seen active participation from police personnel and citizens alike. And the numbers seem to only be growing. Check out the adjacent pictures!