Meghalaya all Set to Attempt World Record by Planting 1.5 Million Trees Today

Meghalaya all Set to Attempt World Record by Planting 1.5 Million Trees Today

Meghalaya Meghalaya

Shillong, June 4, 2019:

The Northeastern state of Meghalaya is all set to attempt a world record today on World Environment Day (June 5) with plans to plant nearly 1.5 million trees in all the eleven districts of the state.

Under the Meghalaya 'One Citizen One Tree' campaign, to be initiated on June 5, about 1 million trees will be planted in 306 spring sheds in the state.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has been taking a very active role in this campaign and has been urging the people of the state to come forward and do their part in beautifying the state by planting the saplings.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, he wrote: "I extend my heartiest greetings on the occasion of


data-query-source="hashtag_click">#WorldEnvironmentDay to the people of the State. Let us all come out to plant tree today and continue our mission to plant tree"

Sangma has expressed keen interest to do his part to encourage the planting of trees in his state and has been reminding the people to take part in the Government's latest campaign.

Earlier, the Meghalaya Chief Minister had tweeted: appeal to the citizens of Meghalaya to join the campaign and be part of our mission to plant 1.5 million trees this . Our journey to create a greener earth should continue beyond the celebration of World Environment Day.”

In another Tweet, Sangma shared the importance of planting trees. “Trees are vital for our existence. They give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. Let us come together this  and beyond to secure our future and make Meghalaya greener, cleaner and healthier”, he tweeted.

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