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Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial Force Trust and PepsiCo Foundation celebrate World Environment Day

Urging villagers to plant more trees and build a healthy and green earth

08 June 2023, Mathura: On the occasion of World Environment Day, Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial Force Trust and PepsiCo Foundation organized a tree plantation drive in Sacholi village of Nandgaon block.

Commenting on the occasion, Chief Guest – Nardev Chaudhary, Cabinet Minister said,“It is everyone’s responsibility to save the environment and driving public awareness is the most effective way to bring this much-needed change. The villagers of the countryside must make a valuable contribution in planting trees and stop cutting down the trees to ensure that our earth is green and full of trees. Planting trees is the most necessary action one can take to make the vision of green earth a reality. People can offer Mother Earth the gift of greenery by inculcating the habit of tree plantation into our traditions.”

Garima Singh, Chief Government Affairs and Communications Officer, PepsiCo India, said, “As we celebrate World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to preserving and protecting the planet in accordance with our philosophy of ‘Winning with pep+’. We encourage communities to join hands and make the sustainable protection of our environment a top priority, enabling us to achieve this goal.”

Also present at the event, Rajkumar Pathak, Range Officer, Forest Department, urged citizens to take a pledge to plant trees every year and Vijay Kumar Agarwal, BDO of Nandgaon Block, educated the attendees on the importance of saving the environment, driving awareness among communities on protecting trees and plants.

During the program, poster-making competition and flower-pot painting was conducted along with a rally to educate the villagers on the changing effects of the environment. Workers from Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial Force Trust also contributed to the various activities held on-ground to celebrate World Environment Day.

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