Vriksha Ropan Bihu: April 22 (Earth Day) - June 5 (Environment Day)
Successfully launched in Assam by Zubeen Garg and Padma Shree Jadav
Zubeen Garg suggested to give a sapling / book in place of a Gamucha to honour the guest as well as the mother earth. He urged all the people of Assam to plant the saplings during this
Vriksha Ropan Bihu. Zubeen will motivate his audience in all the Bihu shows he would be conducting this season to encourage his followers to participate in this plantation festival.
Jadav Payeng shared the need to increase the forest cover as annually Assam is losing 110 sq.km of forest cover since last 28 years. So far Assam has lost 3085 sq.km forest. Plants destroyed during National Highway Construction have to be compensated appropriately.
Garima S Garg, explained the way to celebrate this festival. She invited voluntary involvement in the plantation activity.
Starting May 1 to May 30, communities need to engage in planation activities and report the number of saplings planted to JadavPayeng's FaceBook page. These plants need to be taken care for survival...
Between June 1 to June 4, Vruksha Ropan Bihu team will compile the plantation achieved against each district & on June 5, it will be made public by organizing a press conference.
This will create a competition between different districts of Assam for more number of successful plantation.. All the district administration and forest department staff will be contacted for helping the interested volunteers and necessary hand holding assistance will be provided by the Vruksha Ropan Bihu team.
www.JadavPayeng.org has the participatary guidelines and WhatsApp number: +91-9490069000Hope for the best & We are waiting to hear from the district level coordinators to anchor these plantation drive. Let every village revert back with their works. Let the real leaders emerge.
There will be month long activities across the state promoted by Zubeen Garg fans clubs and green champions..
Download the press material & participation guidelines for making this Eco-Cultural Movement a reality for realizing Green Assam : https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-9J7KIwqyQCQnBHOHRLcEJqSmc&usp=sharing