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GREEN COVER:Actor Vivek and Collector Ashish Kumar planting a sapling in Tuticorin Collectorate on Wednesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
GREEN COVER:Actor Vivek and Collector Ashish Kumar planting a sapling in Tuticorin Collectorate on Wednesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

To promote green revolution in Tuticorin, sapling distribution programme was launched here on Wednesday.

Actor Vivek, who is the founder of Green Kalam, inaugurated the mega tree planting event organised by the district administration in association with Rotary International District 3212 in the presence of Collector Ashish Kumar.

It was scheduled to distribute as many as 1, 21, 212 saplings to bring the entire Tuticorin under a green cover on the auspicious day. After watering the planted saplings on the premises of the collectorate, the actor appealed to the people to devote time to grow more trees so as to prevent the environment from pollution and to help farmers, who largely rely on rainfall to cultivate agriculture produce. Besides, conserving natural resources, people should also volunteer to plant more saplings, he added.

Later, 20, 000 saplings of ‘malai vembu’ ‘pungan’ and ‘naval’ were kept for distribution at a programme held at Pearl City beach. These species were conducive to grow in the area.

Students from various educational institutions and public, who congregated at the beach, were provided with saplings.

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