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Gandhi Jayanti: 1.16 cr students plant 1.5 cr saplings in Guj


Press Trust of India Ahmedabad
Over 1.16 crore students from more than 50,000 schools in Gujarat planted 1.5 crore saplings since June 15 as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
The nation will celebrate the Mahatma's 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
"A total of 1,16,66,437 students of 51,141 government, grant-in-aid and self-financed schools participated in the programme launched on June 15. They planted 1.5 crore saplings inside their campuses or in the vicinity," a Gujarat Education department official said.
A government release said details of the saplings planted have been collected and recorded to ensure their survival.
It added that on October 2 students will take a pledge to make the state and country plastic-free by avoiding the use of such materials, while teachers will purchase Khadi clothes to promote the garment popularised by Gandhiji.

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 9:00 PM IST

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