Safai Express, a voluntary organization of residents of Sector 17 Vasundhara along with Safai Muhim, Green Warriors, Sector 19 Atal Safai Mission and Sector 15 residents participated in the plantation drive in Sector 17 Vasundhara area.
Former Minister of Uttarakhand Sachhidanand Sharma and Tara Joshi also partook in the drive. The team first cleaned up a 1,000 sq ft of area near Shaheed Bhagat Singh park that was full of dirt and planted 100 saplings by creating 10 flower beds. One species each of a plant were planted in these flower beds. The plants included rose, hamelia, Harsingar, Gudhal, jatropha, tikoma, Laila-Majnu, Mogra etc plants were planted. At least 100 residents were present during the drive.
The former minister appreciated the work and said that such drives should be organized all over Ghaziabad.
Girish Sharma of Safai Express said that the organization wants to plant flower saplings all over Vasundhara and adjoining areas and this mission is inspired by the famous ‘Valley of Flowers’ in Uttarakhand. He said that residents of several sectors in Vasundhara, especially Sector 19, 17, 15, 16 and 6 are interested in such a drive. He added that even if 1% of flowers that are in Valley of Flowers are planted in Ghaziabad it will greatly enhance the quality of environment here.
Rajinder Bisht of Safai Express added that the organization was also trying to work towards zero waste. “Under this, we are collecting all the organic waste in sacks and when it converts into compost we shall use it in parks and in flower pots,” he said.
Sunil Kumar Ojha, Santosh Sharma, Kanti Prasad Bhatt, Rajender Bhandari from Green Warriors; BC Lohani, Abha Rai and Shahsi Bhargav from Safai Muhim were present while from Safai Express Anil Sharma, Sunil Joshi, Manoj Nailwal, Praveen Kumar, Adesh Sharma, Akanksha Bhardwaj, Kiran Bisht, Prachi Verma, Rishank Pandey, Pankaj Kumar, Prateek Verma, GP Nailwal, Gopal Goyal, Ashok Bhatnagar, SP Sharma, SP Singh, Kalyan, Hari Pundhir, Naresh Sharma among others wholly and heartily participated in the plantation drive.