JITS students join Green India Challenge, plant 5,000 saplings

K M Dayashankar


Jyothismathi Brigade volunteers had launched plantation programme since 2014 onwards


KARIMNAGAR:  Students of the Jyothismathi institute of technology and sciences (JITS) in Karimnagar town have joined the Green India Challenge (GIC) by planting saplings at various parts of the integrated Karimnagar district on Saturday.

The JITS is already in the forefront in launching the plantation of saplings and other social service programmes from 2014 onwards through its Jyothismathi Brigade (volunteers). Freshly, it was inspired by Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar campaign of Green India Challenge and took up a massive plantation of 5,000 saplings in 41 locations at a time in the integrated Karimnagar district.

JITS chairman J Sagar Rao had formally launched the programme by planting a sapling on the college premises. Similarly, the students spread across various parts of the Karimnagar town such as Alugunur, by-pass road, Padmanagar, Chintakunta, Kothapalli, Rekurthi etc.  Incidentally, the students planted the majority of fruit-bearing saplings along with neem, blueberry, guava, mango etc.

Some of the students were despatched to Korutla, Jagtial, Metpally, Godavarikhani, Mancherial, Jayashankar-Bhupalapalli, Mudapalli, Vemulawada, Chandurthi and other locations and participated in the plantation of saplings along with the local leaders. The faculty members also escorted along with the students for the plantation of saplings.

Speaking on the occasion, JITS chairman J Sagar Rao called upon the student community to play a responsible role for the protection of Mother Nature by plantation of saplings and nurturing them by watering. He informed the students to strive to increase the green cover in the state for the betterment of future generations. Principals G Laxminarayana and PK Vaishali and HoDs and others were also present.

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