Around 150 students, their parents and the faculty of Dr Pillai Global Academy, Panvel,gathered at the school on Saturday to plant saplings as part of the plantation drive Green Mumbai, a joint initiative undertaken by HT and Heartfulness Institute.

The day’s events were commenced with a meditation session. Tejaswini Galande, deputy commissioner of Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) and chief guest of the day, then kickstarted the plantation drive.

Addressing the gathering at the Navi Mumbai school, Galande said that the PMC had exceeded their target of planting 20,000 trees this year.

She also noted the instrumental role played by the Mahanagar Palika in favour of the cause.

Other speakers who addressed the gathering on Saturday included Prashant Iyer, Mumbai head, school business and circulation operations, HT; Dr Nivedita Shreyans, PR Head, Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institution; Shraddha Sardesai, principal, Dr Pillai Global Academy; Dr Latha Venkataraman, director, Dr Pillai Global Academy; and . Mousumee Mishra, IBDP Coordinator, Dr Pillai Global Academy.

Green Mumbai was launched in an attempt to increase the green cover in the city. Since its launch, at least 260 saplings have been planted across six schools: New Horizon Public School, Airoli; St Lawrence School; Borivli; Ryan Christian School, Borivli; DAV Public School, Thane; Sulochna Devi Singhania, Thane; and Dr Pillai Global Academy, Panvel.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 11:19 IST

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