4,000 Saplings Planted in Under A Minute, Sets New Guinness World Record
The people in Udaipur celebrated the birthday of the prince of Udaipur Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar by planting over 4,000 saplings within 60 seconds and set a new Guinness World Record. On his birthday, the prince started a ‘Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyan’ (‘trees are life’ campaign) in which 4,035 people participated and 4,000 saplings were planted in less than a minute.
The initiative broke the earlier world record for most saplings planted in 60 seconds that stood at 2,000.
During this campaign, thousands of school students, Indian Army personnel and citizens from all walks of life participated and planted various seedlings including Amaltaj and Gulmohar.
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar’s ‘Go Green’ emphasized the idea for a cleaner and greener tomorrow with citizens planting saplings themselves. He said,
The idea behind this initiative was to encourage people to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow, given the current challenges of global warming, ecological imbalance and various natural calamities which have resulted due to our activities. Our focus should be to give back to the nature. From birth till the end we take so much from the environment and the society. Thus caring for the mother earth should be a priority for each one of us so that we are able to provide a better tomorrow for the generations to come.
He also shared this news on his Twitter handle.
On 28th January 2020, 4,035 saplings were planted at City Palace Udaipur.
A Guinness Book World Record for Most People Potting Plants Simultaneously was made.
‘वृक्ष ही जीवन’ अभियान – a constant endeavour for a greener tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/qfDLa482Jm
— LakshyarajSinghMewar (@lakshyarajmewar) January 29, 2020
It is the third Guinness World Record set by the prince. The first was for ‘Vastradaan’ which recorded the collection of more than three lakh clothes for donation to the needy. It was followed by the second for Inspire Education where 20 tonnes of stationary items were collected within 24 hours for the students.
The prince also shared that he intends to continue and intensify the green initiative by planting trees on the Aravali Hill range that has been facing deforestation due to incessant developmental activities.